Media Sociology

Media Sociology

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Where is sociology in contemporary media studies? How do sociological questions and arguments shape media analysis? These are the questions addressed in this timely collection on media sociology. Sociology was fundamental in defining the analytical boundaries of early media studies, from the study of news and communities to media effects and public opinion, in the first half of the last century. Since then, media sociology has experienced significant changes that have led to new theoretical questions and thematic priorities. This book aims to reassess the past and present relationship between media studies and sociology. With original contributions from leading scholars, Media Sociology: A Reappraisal examines the significance of sociology for the study of media economics, industries, news, audiences, journalism, and digital technologies, and the links between media and race, gender, and class. As a whole, this much-needed volume takes a retrospective view to trace the evolution of media sociology and assess current research directions.Richard Butsch Sociology is the mother of many disciplines (Best 2001; Scott 2005), including media research.1 To ... research until the postwar era, when it became an independent field with its own departments, PhD programs, and journals.

Title:Media Sociology
Author: Silvio Waisbord
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-06-13

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