Keywords for Media Studies

9781479883653: Hardback
Release Date: 14th March 2017

9781479859610: Paperback
Release Date: 14th March 2017

Dimensions: 203 x 229

Number of Pages: 240

Series Keywords

NYU Press

Keywords for Media Studies

Hardback / £77.00
Paperback / £21.99

Introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies



Keywords for Media Studies introduces and aims to advance the field of critical media studies by tracing, defining, and problematizing its established and emergent terminology. The book historicizes thinking about media and society, whether that means noting a long history of “new media,” or tracing how understandings of media “power” vary across time periods and knowledge formations.


Bringing together an impressive group of established scholars from television studies, film studies, sound studies, games studies, and more, each of the 65 essays in the volume focuses on a critical concept, from “fan” to “industry,” and “celebrity” to “surveillance.” Keywords for Media Studies is an essential tool that introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies.



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Laurie
Ouellette is
Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches media and
cultural studies. She writes about television, media culture, social theory,
and consumer culture, and is the co-author of Better Living Through Reality
TV: Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship and editor of A Companion to
Reality Television, among other books.

Jonathan
Gray is
Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
and author of Television Entertainment, Television Studies (with
Amanda D. Lotz), Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media
Paratexts, and Watching with The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality.