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Canonic Texts in Media Research - Are There Any? Should There Be? How About These? (Hardcover): Elihu Katz, John Durham Peters,...
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Canonic Texts in Media Research - Are There Any? Should There Be? How About These? (Hardcover)

Elihu Katz, John Durham Peters, Tamar Liebes, Avril Orloff

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ARE THERE ANY? Many of us have our own canonic texts - the kind that won't
go away. We tell them that their time has passed, that it's embarrassing
they're still around, but they turn up repeatedly on our reading lists and
in our bibliographies. They inspire us, haunt us, argue with us -- but they
won't leave. Typically, we keep them to ourselves.

SHOULD THERE BE? Of course there should be, and there's no reason to hide
them. Canons (and saints) should be shared, because they define fields and
communities. These texts are not simply monuments, however. They are alive
and breathing, standing the test of time by shedding old meanings and
assuming new ones. The minimal care they need - occasional brushing off and
bulb-changing - is well worth the trouble.

HOW ABOUT THESE? The field of media studies is now more than 50 years old,
and the contributors to this volume offer their own candidates for canonization. Each of the thirteen essays in the book presents a critical reading of one of these classics and debates its candidacy. You are invited to disagree. The texts are summarized, analysed and re-examined for their contemporary relevance. They are grouped together in schools (Chicago, Columbia, Frankfurt, Toronto, British Cultural Studies) to highlight the different perspectives that characterize the field.

This book offers thirteen pairs of shoulders to stand on, the better to see the field of media studies. It will serve as an excellent teaching text for advanced students in communications and media and cultural studies.

General

Imprint: Polity Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2002
First published: December 2002
Editors: Elihu Katz • John Durham Peters • Tamar Liebes • Avril Orloff
Dimensions: 230 x 160 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 280
ISBN-13: 978-0-7456-2933-9
Barcode: 9780745629339
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LSN: 0-7456-2933-4

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