Communication, Cultural and Media Studies
The Key Concepts, 4th Edition
By John Hartley
Routledge – 2012 – 276 pages
Series: Routledge Key Guides
This fourth edition of Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts is an indispensible guide to the most important terms in the field. It offers clear explanations of the key concepts, exploring their origins, what they’re used for and why they provoke discussion. The author provides a multi-disciplinary explanation and assessment of the key concepts, from ‘authorship’ to ‘censorship’; ‘creative industries’ to ‘network theory’; ‘complexity’ to ‘visual culture’.
Hartley is no chump; he’s a wry guide and a puckish professor, embodying the young-old spirit of the discipline he has inhabited and informed for decades - Will Brooker, Times Education Supplement
Acknowledgements List of Concepts Preface to the Fourth Edition Introduction The Concepts References Index
John Hartley AM is Research Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, and Distinguished Professor of Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is author of many books and articles on television, journalism, cultural studies and the creative industries. Recent books include The Uses of Digital Literacy (2009), Television Truths (2008), Creative Industries (ed., 2005), and A Short History of Cultural Studies (2003).