Perceptions of the Political Sphere in Australia
In Australia, as in many comparable democracies, the role of the media in the political process is high on the public agenda. There is a perception of widespread disillusionment with and disengagement from politics amongst voters, and criticism of the media for failing to fulfil their democratic...
To Be Published September 30th 2015 by Routledge
how pornography changed the world and made it a better place
Porno? Chic! examines the relationship between the proliferation of pornography and sexualised culture in the West and social and cultural trends which have advanced the rights of women and homosexuals. Brian McNair addresses this relationship with an analysis of trends in sexualised culture since...
Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge
Series: Communication and Society
An Introduction to Political Communication introduces students to the complex relationship between politics, the media and democracy in the United Kingdom, United States and other contemporary societies. Brian McNair examines how politicians, trade unions, pressure groups, NGOs and terrorist...
Published March 7th 2011 by Routledge
Series: Communication and Society
News and Journalism in the UK is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of press and broadcast journalism in Britain and Northern Ireland. Surveying the industry in a period of radical economic and technological change, Brian McNair...
Published February 16th 2009 by Routledge
Journalism and Power in a Globalised World
With examples drawn from media coverage of the War on Terror, the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and the London underground bombings, Cultural Chaos explores the changing relationship between journalism and power in an increasingly globalised news culture. In this new text, Brian McNair...
Published May 2nd 2006 by Routledge
An Introduction to Political Communication explores the relationship between politics, the media and democracy in the UK, the USA and other contemporary societies. Brian McNair examines how politicians, trade unions, pressure groups, non-governmental organizations and terrorist organizations make...
Published May 14th 2003 by Routledge
In this highly accessible textbook Brian McNair critically explores the relationship between politics, the media and democracy in the United Kingdom, America and other contemporary societies. He examines how different organisations make use of advertising, marketing and public relations. This...
Published March 10th 2002 by Routledge
Sex, Media and the Democratisation of Desire
From advertising to health education campaigns, sex and sexual imagery now permeate every aspect of culture. Striptease Culture explores the 'sexualization' of contemporary life, relating it to wider changes in post-war society. Striptease Culture is divided in to three sections: * Part one –...
Published February 20th 2002 by Routledge
An Evaluation of the Political Public Sphere
The public sphere is said to be in crisis. Dumbing down, tabloidisation, infotainment and spin are alleged to contaminate it, adversely affecting the quality of political journalism and of democracy itself. There is a pervasive pessimism about the relationship between the media and democracy, and...
Published November 24th 1999 by Routledge