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An Introduction To Political Communication (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Brian McNair An Introduction To Political Communication (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Brian McNair
R330 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R158 (48%) In stock

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 organisations make use of the media.

Individual chapters look at political media and their effects, the work of political advertising, marketing and public relations, and the communicative practices of organizations at all levels, from grass-root campaigning through to governments and international bodies.

This fifth edition has been revised and updated to include:

  • the 2008 US presidential election, and the early years of Barack Obama s term
  • the MPs expenses scandal in Britain, and the 2010 UK election campaign
  • the growing role of bloggers and online pundits such as Guido Fawkes in the political agenda setting process
  • the emergence of social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, and their destabiising impact on the management of political crises all over the world, including the Iranian pro-reform protests of July 2009 and the Israeli atack on the anti-blockade flotilla of May 2010
  • the growing power of Wikileaks and other online information sources to challenge state control of classified information
Introduction to Communication Studies (Paperback, 2nd edition): S. Steinberg, George Charles Angelopulo Introduction to Communication Studies (Paperback, 2nd edition)
S. Steinberg, George Charles Angelopulo
R518 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R263 (51%) In stock

Introduction to communication studies for southern African students is an introductory textbook on the theories of and approaches to communication studies for first-year students. Building on the framework of the first edition it reflects the dynamic evolution of communication studies in the recent past, introducing new insights and approaches to communication media and digital communication. Acknowledging the unique requirements of the African communication environment, the text is illuminated with a range of uniquely South and southern African examples to contextualise the theory, with chapters written by leading academic authors from east and southern Africa.

An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Dominic Strinati An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Dominic Strinati
R380 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R170 (45%) In stock

This is a clear and comprehensive guide to the major theories of popular culture. Dominic Strinati provides a critical assessment of the ways in which these theories have tried to understand and evaluate popular culture in modern societies. Among the theories and ideas the book introduces are mass culture, the Frankfurt School and the culture industry, semiology and structuralism, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and cultural populism. Strinati explains how theorists such as Adorno, Barthes, Althusser and Hebdige have grappled with the many forms of popular culture, from jazz to the Americanization of British popular culture, from Hollywood cinema to popular television series, and from teen magazines to the spy novel. Each chapter includes a guide to key texts for further reading and there is also a comprehensive bibliography. This new edition has been fully revised and updated.

Media Studies: Volume 3 - Media Content And Media Audiences (Paperback): Pieter J. Fourie Media Studies: Volume 3 - Media Content And Media Audiences (Paperback)
Pieter J. Fourie
R603 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R135 (22%) In stock

In this, the third volume, media content and media audiences (or users) are covered from methodological and theoretical perspectives. Part 1 of the book deals with: quantitative content analysis; visual text analysis; communication and media; textual analysis: narrative; semiotics; argument; media, language and discourse; narrative analysis; media and visual literacy; film theory and criticism. Part 2 deals with: media audience theory (dealing with the uses and gratification theory, reception theory and ethnography); field research in media studies; measuring media audiences; psychoanalysis and television as an illustration of an applied theoretical approach in media audience research; questionnaire surveys in media research. This volume has been written by senior lecturers in media and communication studies and is intended for students of media studies at institutions of tertiary-education.

Media studies, Vol 1 - Media history, media and society (Paperback, 2nd): P.J. Fourie Media studies, Vol 1 - Media history, media and society (Paperback, 2nd)
P.J. Fourie
R515 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R112 (22%) In stock

This is the first volume in the four-part textbook series in media studies. This series has been written by key thinkers in media studies locally and from abroad. Media studies encompasses the systematic, critical and analytical study of the media in all its forms, and sees the media as one of the most important generators and disseminators of meaning in contemporary society. Media studies investigates who owns the media, who produces the media, media content and the users of the media.

It investigates the power relationships between the media and politics, culture, economy, society, and above all, the relationship between the media and democracy. In this volume of the edition of the textbook, Media studies, the following is covered - A history of the South African media; a macro history of the media in Africa; theoretical approaches to mass communication and media research; the functions and effects of the media in society; media culture/media and culture; the ideological power of the media; the media as public sphere in contemporary society; the impact of globalisation and communication technology on media and media communication.

Prescribed for Unisa course code COMC2059 in 2008

Media Studies: Volume 2 - Policy, Management And Media Representation (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): P.J. Fourie Media Studies: Volume 2 - Policy, Management And Media Representation (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
P.J. Fourie 1
R543 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R119 (22%) In stock

In the second volume of the four-part textbook series on Media Studies the emphasis is again on the relationship between media and society. While further exploring media as an institution, this volume also introduces the topics of media regulation and content.

Volume 2 is guided in part by the question: How do we control and manage the media? Communications policy is explained, with overviews of how the Southern African media is externally and internally regulated to ensure a well-organised and disciplined modern media system. Strategic ways of managing the media are discussed.

The book deals with the concept of media representation: How does the media reflect and represent reality or its aspects? Is the news that is presented an accurate portrayal of reality? How does the media deal with identity, race, gender, sexual orientation, the environment, AIDS, violence and terrorism?

This section thus critically analyses questions about how the media depicts people, topics, organisations and issues.

Other volumes in the Media Studies series are:

  • Volume 1: Media History, Media and Society
  • Volume 3: Media Content and Audiences
  • Volume 4: Production Planning and Media Ethics
  • Dynamics of public relations and journalism - A practical guide for media studies (Paperback, 4th ed): A. Clear Dynamics of public relations and journalism - A practical guide for media studies (Paperback, 4th ed)
    A. Clear
    R421 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R87 (21%) In stock

    There is a complex interaction between public relations and journalism, and students of these subjects need to know about both. Dynamics of public relations and journalism fourth edition unravels and explores these two worlds to enhance the journalistic skills of public relations students, at the same time providing students of media studies with invaluable insights into the complex, multidisciplinary field of public relations. This book highlights the interdependency of the two professions and explains clearly, simply and succinctly the need for their smooth synergy. In this fourth edition, chapters have been updated to help readers stay abreast of current trends in public relations and journalism. The advent of social media and its growing role in these areas has been one of the most significant changes since the publication of the previous edition of this book. Here, the authors discuss the influences, roles, functions and appropriate application of social media. In addition, a new chapter on corporate social media introduces social media as a public relations function, describing the attributes of social media engagement and the popular social networks that may be used in the corporate arena. The authors draw on their considerable academic and practical experience to give clear, concise guidelines for enhancing media relations through effective public relations practice.

    Media Ethics in South African Context - An Introduction and Overview (Paperback, 2nd ed): Lucas M. Oosthuizen Media Ethics in South African Context - An Introduction and Overview (Paperback, 2nd ed)
    Lucas M. Oosthuizen
    R400 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R81 (20%) In stock

    The second edition of Media ethics in the South African context explores the dynamic and potentially explosive field of media ethics from a South African perspective. Grounded in ethical theory, the public philosophies of communication and media performance norms, this text provides guidelines for the individual's ethical decision making; for both media practitioners and media groups. Cutting edge analysis of the South African normative context under the previous and present political dispensations makes this book essential reading for media policy formulators and students alike. Changes in the normative context are presenting the South African news media in particular, with new challenges.

    Writing For The Media In Southern Africa (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Francois Nel, Martin Maloney, Paul Max Rubestein Writing For The Media In Southern Africa (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
    Francois Nel, Martin Maloney, Paul Max Rubestein
    R529 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R78 (15%) In stock

    "Writing for the media" takes students through the journalistic process step-by-step: what news is; how publications are organized; the role of the journalist; and ways to get the most from interviews. It includes a style and grammar guide, as well as advice on how to put together basic news stories and complex features. In addition, this edition draws on journalism practice globally; emphasizes the new developments in information technology; considers the challenges journalists face in dealing with global demographic and ideological shifts; equips journalists to engage in the debate about the role and responsibilities of the profession; and includes a list of Internet resources relevant to each chapter.

    Management of Electronic and Digital Media (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Alan Albarran Management of Electronic and Digital Media (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
    Alan Albarran
    R580 R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Save R82 (14%) In stock

    Offering numerous real-world examples and case studies, MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC AND DIGITAL MEDIA, 6e, equips you with the latest trends, practices, and research on the management and leadership techniques used in the electronic and digital media industries. Extremely reader friendly, the text offers a clear and concise presentation of key issues facing future managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs in the rapidly evolving media industries. New coverage highlights trends in big data, mobile, social media, and the cloud, as well as the latest on the evolution of social media and digital platforms. An all-new chapter details the multifaceted manager/leader/entrepreneurial role of a media manager. Giving you hands-on experience with real-life challenges, end-of-chapter case studies put you directly in the role of decision-maker -- helping prepare you for a career in today's electronic and digital media field.

    Communication Research - Techniques, Methods And Applications (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): G.M. du Plooy Communication Research - Techniques, Methods And Applications (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
    G.M. du Plooy
    R524 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R114 (22%) Within 4 - 8 working days

    The research techniques and methods discussed are applied to researching advertising, mass-media audiences, mass-media efficiency and organisational and development contexts. The research problems or issues addressed are also relevant to other communication fields, including political, government, marketing, intercultural, health and interpersonal and small-group communication, plus information and communications technology.

    This second edition elaborates on the application of additional measurement scales and of content analysis. It contains more practical examples of the application of scientific criteria and it includes additional marginal notes that facilitate the comprehension of key concepts.

    The Meanings of Dress (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman, Andrew Reilly, Patricia Hunt-Hurst The Meanings of Dress (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
    Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman, Andrew Reilly, Patricia Hunt-Hurst
    R620 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R111 (18%) In stock

    This collection of articles and essays from magazines, newspapers, books, and academic journals is designed to expand the reader's awareness and understanding of the role dress plays in cultures and subcultures across the globe. The text, which represents the very best thinking and writing on the subject today, explores essential topics such as dress and sociology, cultural studies, gender, religion, modesty, and technological changes. The Meanings of Dress, 3rd Edition is newly revised to reflect the current cultural landscape and includes more theory than previous editions, as well as an increased emphasis on the male perspective. The book provides design and merchandising students with insight into how - and why - consumers buy clothing and other products related to dress, and helps them to hone their trend forecasting skills. Instructors, contact your Sales Representative for access to Instructor's Materials.

    Social Media Marketing - A Strategic Approach (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Mary Lou Roberts, Melissa Barker, Debra L.... Social Media Marketing - A Strategic Approach (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
    Mary Lou Roberts, Melissa Barker, Debra L. Zahay, Nicholas Bormann, Donald I Barker
    R549 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R74 (13%) Within 8 - 13 working days

    Prepare for a successful career in social media marketing or a related field with the unique emphasis found only in SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: A STRATEGIC APPROACH, 2E. Each chapter in this popular book includes a section on creating a personal brand, which is useful to current or future professionals at any stage of career development. This edition emphasizes how to use social media techniques, detailed in the book, to develop and maintain a strong personal brand. Helpful discussions also address a full range of online and offline elements you can use to create a viable personal branding strategy. You learn how to use graphical concepts to structure and strategize within what is otherwise a chaotic social media milieu. This edition summarizes many of today's best practices for marketing activities on social media platforms to assist you in functioning most effectively and dealing with the rapid change that is a hallmark of social media.

    International Communication - Continuity and Change (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Daya Kishan Thussu International Communication - Continuity and Change (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
    Daya Kishan Thussu
    R255 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R36 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

    International Communication examines the profound changes that have taken place, and are continuing to take place at an astonishing speed, in international media and communication since the beginning of the new millennium.
    Building on the success of the first edition, the second edition maps out the expansion of media and telecommunications corporations within the macro-economic context of liberalization, deregulation, and privatization. It then goes on to explore the impact of such growth on audiences in different cultural contexts and from regional, national, and international perspectives. Each chapter contains engaging case studies on topics that exemplify the main concepts and arguments, including Al-Jazeera, the global reach of Bollywood, and the globalization of "reality television." International Communication, Second Edition, is essential reading for all communication and media studies
    * The only single-authored volume that deals coherently with the complex global, political, economic, and technological contexts in which media and culture operate.
    * Fully updated to include developments since the beginning of the new millennium.
    * New case studies throughout, including the "Murdochization" of media, the Al-Jazeera phenomenon, mobile communication, and China and global media.
    * New pedagogical features, including discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and notes on key terms.

    Fashion - From Concept to Consumer (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition): Gini Stephens Frings Fashion - From Concept to Consumer (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition)
    Gini Stephens Frings
    R1,337 Discovery Miles 13 370 Within 7 - 11 working days

    For courses in Introduction to the Fashion Industry, Introduction to the Fashion Business, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Manufacturing, Fashion Design, and Fashion Analysis. Fashion: From Concept to Consumer tells the entire story of how the fashion business works. It includes the processes involved with producing raw materials, apparel, and accessories, as well as the retail businesses that sell fashion merchandise to the public. Each chapter contains a career focus, chapter objectives, review questions, terminology, and projects to aid in reviewing the subject matter. This edition includes new information on globalization, manufacturing technologies, branding, retailing and more! Pearson Education is proud to bring world-renowned Dorling Kindersley (DK) products to your classroom. Instantly recognized by their fascinating, full-color photographs and illustrations on every page, DK titles will add meaning to expository text and make learning accessible and, fun. Other DK hallmarks include cross-section views, 3D models, and text to visual call-outs to help readers comprehend and enjoy the wealth of information each book provides. With Pearson, you can see DK in a whole new way! For a complete listing of titles, please visit: http://us.dk.com/pearson

    Public Relations (Paperback): D. Botha, M. Chaka, B. Wright, D. Veerasamy, D. Porthen, V.P. Rawjee, B. Krause, Neeltjie du... Public Relations (Paperback)
    D. Botha, M. Chaka, B. Wright, D. Veerasamy, D. Porthen, … 1
    R505 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R235 (47%) In stock

    More than you would expect from a textbook with language you can understand, material that is relevant to you, your world and your circumstances, diverse opinions from many institutions, continents and cultures, and all the skills and content you need to succeed in your studies. A series that responds to the real needs of students without compromising the highest academic standards.

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