Thinking about Media and Communications
By Shaun Moores
Routledge – 2005 – 224 pages
From an established author with a growing international profile in media studies, Media/Theory is an accessible yet challenging guide to ways of thinking about media and communications in modern life.
Shaun Moores draws on ideas from a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and expertly connects the analysis of media and communications with key themes in contemporary social theory.
Examining core issues of time and space, Moores also examines matters of interactions, signification and identity, and argues that media studies is bound up in the wider processes of the modern world and not just about studying the media.
This book makes a distinctive contribution towards rethinking the shape and direction of media studies today, and for students at advanced undergraduate or postgraduate level.
Part 1: Time and Space 1. Cyclicity 2. Extensionality Part 2: Relationships, Meanings and Experiences 3. Interaction 4. Signification 5. Identity Afterword. Bibliography. Index