Media Discourse. Analysis Media Texts

Topics: Discourse analysis, Sociology, Linguistics Pages: 258 (86855 words) Published: June 10, 2013
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I S S U E S IN CULTURAL AND MEDIA STUDIES
S E R I E S E D I T O R : S T U A R T A L L A N

Media Discourses
Analysing Media Texts
Some of the most important questions regarding the relationship between media and culture are about communication. How are the meanings which make up a culture shared in society? How is power performed in the media? What identities and relationships take shape there? Media Discourses introduces readers to discourse analysis to show how media communication works. Written in a lively style and drawing on examples from contemporary media, it discusses what precisely gets represented in media texts, who gets to do the talking, what knowledge people need to share in order to understand the media and how power relations are reinforced or challenged. Each chapter discusses a particular media genre, including news, advertising, reality television and weblogs. At the same time, each chapter also introduces a range of approaches to media discourse, from analysis of linguistic details to the rules of conversation and the discursive construction of selfhood. A glossary explains key terms and suggestions for further reading are given at the end of each chapter. This is a key text for media studies, mass communication, communication studies, linguistics and journalism studies students. Donald Matheson lectures in mass communication at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Previously he worked as a news reporter, and taught both critical and practical courses on journalism at Cardiff and Strathclyde Universities in the UK. Cover illustration: Charlotte Combe Cover design: del norte (Leeds)

Donald Matheson

Media Discourses

Media Discourses
Analysing Media Texts
I S S U E S IN CULTURAL AND MEDIA STUDIES

ISBN 0-335-21469-X

9 780335 214693

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Series editor: Stuart Allan

Published titles
News Culture, 2nd edn Stuart Allan Modernity and Postmodern Culture Jim McGuigan Sport, Culture and the Media, 2nd edn David Rowe Television, Globalization and Cultural Identities Chris Barker Ethnic Minorities and the Media Edited by Simon Cottle Cinema and Cultural Modernity Gill Branston Compassion, Morality and the Media Keith Tester Masculinities and Culture John Beynon Cultures of Popular Music Andy Bennett Media, Risk and Science Stuart Allan Violence and the Media Cynthia Carter and C. Kay Weaver Moral Panics and the Media Chas Critcher Cities and Urban Cultures Deborah Stevenson Cultural Citizenship Nick Stevenson Culture on Display Bella Dicks Critical Readings: Media and Gender Edited by Cynthia Carter and Linda Steiner Critical Readings: Media and Audiences Edited by Virginia Nightingale and Karen Ross Media and Audiences Karen Ross and Virginia Nightingale Critical Readings: Sport, Culture and the Media Edited by David Rowe Rethinking Cultural Policy Jim McGuigan Media, Politics and the Network Society Robert Hassan Identity and Culture Chris Weedon Television and Sexuality Jane Arthurs Media and Society Graeme Burton

MEDIA DISCOURSES: Analysing Media Texts
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