Author: James Fulcher,John Scott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199563756
Category: Social Science
Page: 879
View: 9835
'Sociology' is relevant to current teaching and courses dealing with sociology as a living subject and incorporating the classic traditions of the discipline. This new edition has been updated with a range of new case studies and additional chapters.

Sociology in Today's World - with Student Resource Access 12 Months

Author: Cengage Learning Australia
Publisher: Cengage AU
ISBN: 0170270904
Category: Electronic books
Page: 582
View: 2755
Sociology in Today's World explores why sociology is important and relevant to everyday life. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and shows how sociology can help us make sense of our lives. It comprehensively covers key aspects and current issues in Australian and New Zealand society, whilst emphasising the importance of diversity and a global perspective.

Law and the Media

The Future of an Uneasy Relationship
Author: Lieve Gies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135390053
Category: Law
Page: 184
View: 5633
Introducing readers to the study of law, media and popular culture, this text, using three original case studies, re-examines the assumptions underpinning existing research and suggests alternatives. Arguing that the study of law, media and popular culture should be embedded in the sociology of everyday life, the author focuses on four specific topics, in which there is scope for further development. These are the facts that: the current literature in this field predominantly focuses on crime, neglecting the way the media portrays less spectacular, more run-of-the-mill legal topics fiction, primarily, has captured scholars' attention, with remarkably less being paid to representations of law, other than crime, in factual media textual analysis continues to be the preferred method in the study of law and the media the literature is dominated by a fear of corrosive media effects, while the potential of the media and popular culture to improve public legal knowledge, facilitate access to justice and promote legal change remains largely undocumented. Exploring the often uneasy relationship between law and popular culture from specific socio-legal perspectives, including systems theory, semiotics of law and legal pluralism, this book is an essential read for those studying and researching in this area.

Marginal Conventions

Popular Culture, Mass Media, and Social Deviance
Author: Clinton Sanders
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879724900
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 183
View: 1180
Marginal Conventions contains twelve essays by social scientists centering around the general connections between popular culture and deviant behavior. In addition to speaking to the commonsensical view that exposure to representations of misbehavior makes people misbehave, this collection focuses on media presentations of crime, violence, and villainy; the utility of deviance theme for societal elites; and the "taste publics" centered around disreputable products and rituals.

Media and Popular Culture

Author: Graeme Burton
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340747063
Category: Mass media
Page: 136
View: 503
Media and Popular Culture is a key topic on the AEB amd Interboard syllabuses. This is an exploration of sociological concepts of media such as the influence of news on the outcome of war, control of the media, and the reflection of social issues in television programmes. The author applies theory to practice, and provides group and individual activities, sample questions and skills advice.

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435331603
Category: Sociology
Page: 831
View: 6480
This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Sociology: The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor,Kim A. Logio
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285431324
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
View: 1974
SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Eighth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, encourage you to question common assumptions, and help you better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence, in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Updated with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, this new edition’s reader-friendly presentation teaches you the concepts, methods, and research that will sharpen your “sociological imagination” and help you view the world from a different perspective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Constructing the Child Viewer

A History of the American Discourse on Television and Children, 1950-1980
Author: Carmen Luke
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275935160
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 331
View: 8273
Beginning from a poststructuralist position, Constructing the Child Viewer examines three decades of U.S. research on television and children. The book concludes that historical concepts of the child television viewer are products of discourse and cannot be taken to reflect objective, scientific truths about the child viewer. Nearly all academic studies published from 1948 to 1979 on the subject are included in this volume. Each receives close textual analysis, making this a useful bibliographic resource and reference book.

Popular Culture

Author: Chris Rojek
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415577045
Category: Reference
Page: 1382
View: 1535
Research in and around popular culture continues to flourish. And its study is, more than ever, a key component of Media and Communications Studies courses, and a vital part of Cultural Studies and Cultural Sociology curricula. The sheer scale of the available research exploring popular cultureâe"and the breadth and complexity of the canon on which it drawsâe"makes this new four-volume Routledge collection especially timely. It answers the urgent need for a wide-ranging collection which provides ready access to the key items of scholarly literature, material that is often inaccessible or scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books from a broad range of disciplines. Volume I (âe~History and Theoryâe(tm)) brings together the best work on the rise of popular culture as a subject for serious academic study, uncovering its roots and exploring its rapid development in the years after the Second World War. Key debates (e.g. between base and superstructure, hegemony and control, colonialism and postcolonialism) are traced to provide users with a clear understanding of the foundational approaches that inform the more applied examinations of popular culture in the succeeding volumes. Volume II assembles the most important thinking on âe~Ideology and Representationâe(tm), including work drawn from feminism, structuralism, post-structuralism, and postmodernism. Volume III gathers crucial work on âe~Fissures and Fusionsâe(tm), while the last volume in the set is organized around âe~Critical Departuresâe(tm). Popular Culture is supplemented with a full index, and includes a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is destined to be valued by scholars and advanced students as a vital research and reference resource.

The Routledge International Handbook of Children, Adolescents and Media

Author: Dafna Lemish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134060629
Category: Social Science
Page: 526
View: 6973
The roles that media play in the lives of children and adolescents, as well as their potential implications for their cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral development, have attracted growing research attention in a variety of disciplines. The Routledge International Handbook of Children, Adolescents and Media analyses a broad range of complementary areas of study, including children as media consumers, children as active participants in media making, and representations of children in the media. The handbook presents a collection that spans a variety of disciplines including developmental psychology, media studies, public health, education, feminist studies and the sociology of childhood. Essays provide a unique intellectual mapping of current knowledge, exploring the relationship of children and media in local, national, and global contexts. Divided into five parts, each with an introduction explaining the themes and topics covered, the handbook features 57 new contributions from 71 leading academics from 38 countries. Chapters consider vital questions by analyzing texts, audience, and institutions, including: the role of policy and parenting in regulating media for children the relationships between children’s’ on-line and off-line social networks children’s strategies of resistance to persuasive messages in advertising media and the construction of gender and ethnic identities The Handbook’s interdisciplinary approach and comprehensive, international scope make it an authoritative, state of the art guide to the nascent field of Children’s Media Studies. It will be indispensable for media scholars and professionals, policy makers, educators, and parents.

Irm Notebook-Sociology

Author: Andersen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780534609191
Page: N.A
View: 3186

Eco-Impacts and the Greening of Postmodernity

New Maps for Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, and Sociology
Author: Tom Jagtenberg,David McKie
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452248524
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 328
View: 6838
Addressing a growing need to examine environmental issues from a cultural perspective, this innovative book adopts a cultural studies approach to reach a deeper understanding of the significance of ecological issues in our lives. Eco-Impacts and the Greening of Postmodernity explores such vital questions as: Can nature survive? How do academic disciplines engage with environmental crises? And, how do we map sustainable futures? The authors, Tom Jagtenberg and David McKie, bring a body of relevant literature into the debate - that stems from both cultural and environmental issues - as well as their own multidisciplinary perspectives on the subject.

Children and Media

A Global Perspective
Author: Dafna Lemish
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118787056
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
View: 7823
Taking a global and interdisciplinary approach, Children and Media explores the role of modern media, including the internet, television, mobile media and video games, in the development of children, adolescents, and childhood. Primer to global issues and core research into children and the media integrating work from around the world Comprehensive integration of work that bridges disciplines, theoretical and research traditions and methods Covers both critical/qualitative and quantitative approaches to the topic

Leadership, Popular Culture and Social Change

Author: Kristin M.S. Bezio,Kimberly Yost
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1785368974
Page: N.A
View: 3781
The newest generation of leaders was raised on a steady diet of popular culture artifacts mediated through technology, such as film, television and online gaming. As technology expands access to cultural production, popular culture continues to play an important role as an egalitarian vehicle for promoting ideological dissent and social change. The chapters in this book examine works and creators of popular culture – from literature to film and music to digital culture – in order to address the ways in which popular culture shapes and is shaped by leaders around the globe as they strive to change their social systems for the better.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789122016731
Category: Folklore
Page: 223
View: 4631

How, if at all, have the mass media reinforced social inequalities?

Author: Robert Conrad
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638152553
Category: Social Science
Page: 14
View: 2131
Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject Sociology - Media, Art, Music, grade: 17 of 20, University of Aberdeen (Department of Sociology and Anthropology), course: Introductory Sociology 2, 23 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Why do sociologists have to deal with mass media? Mass media is a big part of modern societies. It seems to be omnipresent and therefore has an impact on societies. It influences and changes society, it favours and it discriminates certain groups of the society. The effect on the audience is not arbitrary but dependent on issues of strong interest for sociology namely, class, gender, social context, ethnicity but also other factors like age and sexuality. Since the 1960s media research expanded to examine the effects on the audience and its feedback. In this essay we will examine how the mass media reinforces social inequalities. To do this we will take a brief look at what kind of social inequalities existed in the era before the appearance of the mass media. Then the way of how the mass media reinforces these existing social inequalities today, towards the way in which minorities will be treated. Moreover the focus of this essay will shift to how different groups of people can approach the mass media in terms of its access. Finally this text will give a brief outlook to the possible future development will be presented in its outlines. In addition to that lopsidedness will be avoided by portraying not only the incriminatory theories that affirm the reinforcement of social inequalities through the media like the functionalist theory or the Marxist′s point of view but also some imposing views. ′Media′ is the plural word of ′medium′. "A medium is a means of communication such as print, radio or television. The mass media are defined as a large-scale organization which use one or more of these technologies to communicate with large numbers of people." (Marshall 1996: 313). ′Social inequalities′ are "unequal rewards or opportunities for different individuals within a group or groups within a society" (Marshall 1996: 313). We have to be very critical with that definition otherwise we can find an unjust treatment for every person and therefore everybody would be unequally treated. [...]

Disability and Popular Culture

Focusing Passion, Creating Community and Expressing Defiance
Author: Katie Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317150376
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
View: 9262
As a response to real or imagined subordination, popular culture reflects the everyday experience of ordinary people and has the capacity to subvert the hegemonic order. Drawing on central theoretical approaches in the field of critical disability studies, this book examines disability across a number of internationally recognised texts and objects from popular culture, including film, television, magazines and advertising campaigns, children’s toys, music videos, sport and online spaces, to attend to the social and cultural construction of disability. While acknowledging that disability features in popular culture in ways that reinforce stereotypes and stigmatise, Disability and Popular Culture celebrates and complicates the increasing visibility of disability in popular culture, showing how popular culture can focus passion, create community and express defiance in the context of disability and social change. Covering a broad range of concerns that lie at the intersection of disability and cultural studies, including media representation, identity, the beauty myth, aesthetics, ableism, new media and sport, this book will appeal to scholars and students interested in the critical analysis of popular culture, across disciplines such as disability studies, sociology and cultural and media studies.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355074
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
View: 7161
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Principles of Sociology

Canadian Perspectives
Author: James E. Curtis,Lorne Tepperman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195423488
Category: Social Science
Page: 434
View: 4196
A brief version of Lorne Tepperman's and James Curtis' Sociology: Canadian Perspectives, this text introduces students to the study of sociology through an overview of sociological theories and research methods and a discussion of how these are applied to the study of major social processes and institutions. A team of contributors explain key concepts and theories by examining Canadian society within a global context.