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Media Studies: Volume 3 - Media Content And Media Audiences (Paperback, 1st Edition (Revised Reprint)): Pieter J. Fourie Media Studies: Volume 3 - Media Content And Media Audiences (Paperback, 1st Edition (Revised Reprint))
Pieter J. Fourie
R603 R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Save R143 (24%) In stock

In the third volume of this series, Media Studies, the emphasis is on media content and media audiences. Media content and media audiences (or users) are covered from methodological and theoretical perspectives.

For the revised reprint of this volume, a new introduction has been included to highlight the relevance of the current content and to contextualise within it the content of Volume 4 Social (New) Media and Mediated Communication Today (2017).

Part 1 of the book deals with: quantitative content analysis; communication and media semiotics; media, language and discourse; media and visual literacy; visual text analysis; textual analysis: narrative and argument; narrative analysis; film theory and criticism Part 2 deals with: media audience theory (dealing with the uses and gratification theory, reception theory and ethnography); questionnaire surveys in media research; field research in media studies; measuring media audiences; psychoanalysis and television as an illustration of an applied theoretical approach in media audience research.

South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback): Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia... South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback)
Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia Lenaghan, Douglas Mailula, … 4
R626 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R137 (22%) In stock

South African Constitutional Law In Context offers a comprehensive, clear, and concise introduction to the study of South African constitutional law.

Situated within a framework of historical, political, social and economic context, the text invites readers to discover the meaning, operation and effects of the South African Constitution, and to understand its critical importance and potential.

The text balances an accurate description of the most authoritative interpretation of the constitutional text with a critical and enquiring approach, providing depth and diversity of perspective, and engaging readers in an interactive, topical and stimulating manner.

Our Living Earth - Custom Edition (Paperback): George Miller, Scott Spoolman Our Living Earth - Custom Edition (Paperback)
George Miller, Scott Spoolman
R379 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R38 (10%) In stock

Provides learners with sufficient knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to identify and explain the impact of human activities on the physical environment on the global, regional and local scales and measures that can be taken to reduce environmental degradation.

Key themes explored in the course include environmental worldviews, ecosystems, biodiversity, waste, renewable and non-renewable energy.

Media Studies: Volume 2 - Policy, Management And Media Representation (Paperback, 2nd edition (Revised Reprint)): Pieter J.... Media Studies: Volume 2 - Policy, Management And Media Representation (Paperback, 2nd edition (Revised Reprint))
Pieter J. Fourie
R543 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R124 (23%) 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.

Africa - Diversity and Development (Paperback, New): Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel Africa - Diversity and Development (Paperback, New)
Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel
R395 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R197 (50%) In stock

For many, Africa is regarded as a place of mystery and negative images, where reports of natural disasters and civil strife dominate media attention, with relatively little publicity given to any of the continent's more positive attributes. Africa has at last begun to receive the depth of interest it has long deserved, in the shape of debates about trade, aid and debt, the `Make Poverty History' campaign, and the UK's `Commission on Africa'. But, behind the superficial media facade, Africa is a diverse, complex and dynamic place, with a rich history and a colonial engagement that, although short-lived, was fundamental in determining the long-term future of the continent. At the start of the second decade of the twenty-first century, when the world is engulfed in a major financial crisis, Africa has the dubious distinction of being the world's poorest continent. This book introduces and de-mystifies Africa's diversity and dynamism, and considers how its peoples and environments have interacted through time and space. The background and diversity of Africa's social, cultural, economic, political and environmental systems is examined, as well as key development issues which have affected Africa in the past and are likely to be significant in shaping the future of the continent. These include: the impact of HIV/AIDS; sources of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction; the state and governance; the nature of African economies in a global context and future development trajectories. Africa: Diversity and Development is a refreshing interdisciplinary text which enhances understanding of the background to Africa's current position and clarifies possible future scenarios. It is richly illustrated throughout with diagrams and plates, and contains a wealth of detailed case studies and current data.

Management and Supervision of Social Workers (Paperback, UK ed.): Lambert Engelbrecht Management and Supervision of Social Workers (Paperback, UK ed.)
Lambert Engelbrecht
R392 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R51 (13%) In stock

The unique focus of this book is its dual focus on management and supervision. The book offers a critical analysis of the contemporary debates related to issues and the challenges peculiar to social work management and supervision of social workers. Social welfare policy changes in South Africa in the past two decades, have had a radical impact on social work and affected all involved in social development. This has resulted in a requirement for increased accountability, improved quality and efficiency of service delivery. The book critically addresses both the management and supervision of social workers within a social development paradigm. It draws on South African and African practice examples as well as relevant research, but may also apply to other contexts and social service professions. Comprehensive, detailed, sound theoretical and conceptual frameworks are all essential in management and supervision in social work, as reflected in this exciting new book.

Self, Community & Psychology (Paperback): Self, Community & Psychology (Paperback)
R449 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R72 (16%) In stock

Self, Community & Psychology is a reader for students at UNISA studying community psychology. It brings together some of the best recent local work written from critical, social constructionist, participatory and liberatory perspectives.

The text was selected from two volumes dealing with social psychology and critical psychology respectively (Critical Psychology edited by Derek Hook, Nhlanhla Mkhize, Peace Kiguwa and Anthony Collins and Social Psychology: Identities and Relationships edited by Kopano Ratele and Norman Duncan). Both titles were published by UCT Press.

Self, Community & Psychology provides a broad introduction to community psychology and power and social formations and posits a liberatory response utilising critical analysis, self-definition and collective action.Key themes that the text explores include:

  • the act of making knowledge about selves in communities
  • the discourses, ideologies and cultures that shape communities and how they are understood
  • change processes in the increasingly complex interactions between global and local communities
  • poverty (as reflected in the lives of street children)
  • HIV/Aids
  • violence

This text addresses ideologies of race, gender and sexuality that together create particular South African post-colonial realities which legitimise oppression and cultural dispossession.

Labour Relations in South Africa 5e (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Labour Relations in South Africa 5e (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
R604 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R92 (15%) In stock

Labour Relations in South Africa provides a thorough, engaging introduction to the science and practice of labour relations in South Africa. The fifth edition presents a more critical and reflective approach, engaging with the various issues, shifts, and seismic events which have impacted this dynamic field in recent years. The text's view is expanded to encompass a multi-faceted perspective, relating to business science, law, economics, and sociology, and to focus more specifically on the context and dynamics of a developing country.

The Art Of Persuasive Communication - A Process (Paperback, 4th): Johann de Wet The Art Of Persuasive Communication - A Process (Paperback, 4th)
Johann de Wet
R320 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R61 (19%) Within 4 - 8 working days

The Fourth edition of The Art Of Persuasive Communication situates contemporary persuasive practices against the background of the rich history of rhetoric and within the setting of a democratic state.

Throughout, the author addresses critical issues that are important to communication science scholars and practitioners, as well as those active in related disciplines such as political science, sociology, social psychology and rhetorical studies.

The Fourth edition differs from the previous one in the following ways:

  • The arrangement of the contents has been revised to facilitate greater understanding
  • There is much new material, especially in chapters 4, 5, 7, 8
  • The role of social media is discussed and considered in chapter 7
  • Chapter 8 includes a section on image management
  • Chapter 9 is a new chapter focussing on political debates
  • A new chapter 12 on Persuasion and the rhetorical imprint of a public rhetor has been added
  • New contemporary examples related to South Africa have been included
Disability in Context - A Socio-Educational Perspective in South Africa (Paperback): Mbulaheni Maguvhe, Meahabo Magano Disability in Context - A Socio-Educational Perspective in South Africa (Paperback)
Mbulaheni Maguvhe, Meahabo Magano
R349 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R67 (19%) In stock

This brand new book addresses disability issues, including inclusive education, advocacy and empowerment. Aimed specifically at students studying in South Africa, this book attempts to plug the gap between policy, services and rights for disabled people in South Africa, whilst also helping readers to find a new world view. This book is suitable for both first year undergraduates in inclusive education and senior students and also academics looking to advance theory and lay good foundations for comprehensive, evidence-based practice.

Practical guide to facilitating language learning (Paperback, 4th ed): M. Wessels Practical guide to facilitating language learning (Paperback, 4th ed)
M. Wessels 2
R367 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R68 (19%) In stock

Practical guide to facilitating language learning 4estimulates creative thinking in the classroom and makes language learning fun. Students teachers will find guidance on creating interesting lessons for a multilingual environment and how to develop language confidence in their learners. Practical guide to facilitating language learning is aimed at English methodology or language methodology courses offered in BEd, BEd (Honours), ACE and PGCE qualifications as well as the professional teachers. It is designed to address all phases but it is particularly well suited to Intermediate and Senior Phase.

Community development - Breaking the cycle of poverty (Paperback, 6th ed): Frik De Beer, Hennie Swanepoel Community development - Breaking the cycle of poverty (Paperback, 6th ed)
Frik De Beer, Hennie Swanepoel
R349 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R53 (15%) In stock

Community development both a collective effort and an achievement driven by individual facilitators with the aim of lifting a community out of poverty. The sixth edition of Community Development: Breaking the cycle of poverty continues to be a definitive guide for community development workers, students and practitioners alike. The book contextualises poverty and explains the process of community development. It pays attention to the development environment and explains concepts such as asset-based community development and the social enterprise sector. In addition to context and process, the book details the skills required by a community development worker to function in the field. It also explains how to empower the development worker to train others in order to build capacity in the community and work towards breaking the cycle of poverty. This edition of Community Development: Breaking the cycle of poverty is strengthened by the inclusion of extensive support material. More practical case studies, specifically relevant to the South African environment, have been added and questions on the case studies are included in the book.

An Introduction To Political Communication (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Brian McNair An Introduction To Political Communication (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Brian McNair
R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Within 10 - 15 working days

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
Media Studies: Volume 1 - Media History, Media And Society (2nd Edition (Revised Reprint)): Pieter J. Fourie Media Studies: Volume 1 - Media History, Media And Society (2nd Edition (Revised Reprint))
Pieter J. Fourie
R515 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R126 (24%) In stock

This up-to-date, comprehensive, user-friendly and accessible 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.

    Contents Include:
    • 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.
Public Policymaking (Paperback, Adapted International Student Edition): James E. Anderson Public Policymaking (Paperback, Adapted International Student Edition)
James E. Anderson
R530 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R101 (19%) Within 8 - 13 working days

To explain the fundamentals of public policy, this best-selling text focuses on the process behind the crafting of legislation. By examining the individual steps-from identifying a problem, to agenda setting, to evaluation, revision, or termination of a policy-students are able to see how different factors influence the creation of policy. Each chapter features at least one case study that illustrates how general ideas are applied to specific policy issues. This new Eighth Edition provides thoughtful updates based on the 2012 election and completely revised case studies.

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 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R184 (48%) 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.

Person-Centred Facilitation (Paperback, 4th ed): Person-Centred Facilitation (Paperback, 4th ed)
R431 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R81 (19%) In stock

How can social workers, psychologists and counsellors improve communication with their clients? What can these facilitators do to enhance their listening and empathic skills? How can they create an environment of trust in which clients - be they individuals, goups, families, or communities - can develop and grow effectively?

Person-Centred Facilitation presents the theory and practice of the person-centred approach to facilitating counselling, as developed by Carl Rogers. The text provides an introduction to the person-centred approach in relation to individuals, groups, families and communities. It offers a solid theoretical grounding which supports both academic learning and applied practice, and guides readers' understanding and self-development.

Revised and updated, the fourth edition integrates values from an African cultural perspective, and reflects the importance of social justice as an element of the developmental counselling process. It offers a wealth of South African case studies, an entirely new section on family counselling, and an expanded focus on group work counselling. Other expanded areas include aspects of constructivism; cross-cultural communication; people in conflict, and the self of the facilitator, the latter two aspects having been integrated into the text of the various chapters.

Politics and the Environment - From Theory to Practice (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): James Connelly, Graham Smith, David... Politics and the Environment - From Theory to Practice (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
James Connelly, Graham Smith, David Benson, Clare Saunders
R465 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R25 (5%) In stock

Politics and the Environment has established itself as the most comprehensive textbook in this area. This new edition has been completely revised and updated whilst retaining the features and the theory to practice focus which made the first two editions so successful. This text is designed to introduce students to the key concepts and issues which surround environmental problems and their political solutions. The authors investigate the people, movements and organisations that form and implement these policies, and explore the barriers which hinder successful introduction of international environmental politics. * This new edition has been expanded to include: * The shift in focus in environmental politics from sustainable development to climate change governance * Far more material on climate change including institutional, national and global responses in the aftermath of the Kyoto protocol * An increased international focus with more case studies from the UK, Europe, Australia and North America * More discussion of global environmental social movements including the US environmental organisations, in particular the Green Party and the environmental justice groups * There is an additional co-author for this edition, David Benson from the University of East Anglia This textbook is an invaluable and accessible resource for undergraduates studying environmental politics.

Introduction to Social Work (Paperback): Paul Mbedzi, Lulama Qalinge, Peter Schultz, Johanna Sekudu, Mimie Sesoko Introduction to Social Work (Paperback)
Paul Mbedzi, Lulama Qalinge, Peter Schultz, Johanna Sekudu, Mimie Sesoko
R345 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R42 (12%) In stock

Introduction to Social work explains the background to social work; how it started and where we are now in contemporary social work. It enables the student to distinguish between the different concepts in the field for instance between social work and social welfare. The book also focuses on professional values; particularly on how to express these values through communication. Students need to know how to talk to clients; communication is a core skills, for instance How to approach different clients in different situations. The book includes exploration of core issues and challenges. Human rights would be a central focus (a rights-oriented paradigm) as well as issues of diversity and inclusion.

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.

Theories of Public Organization (Paperback, 7th edition): Robert B. Denhardt, Thomas J. Catlaw Theories of Public Organization (Paperback, 7th edition)
Robert B. Denhardt, Thomas J. Catlaw
R487 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R66 (14%) In stock

THEORIES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Seventh Edition, is a brief, readable overview of public administration theory that presents multiple viewpoints, enabling students to develop their own philosophies of public administration, and helping them relate theory to application. The Seventh Edition incorporates a theme of Governance, which explores the traditions, institutions, and processes that determine how power is exercised, how citizens are given a voice, and how decisions are made on issues of public concern.

Foreign Policy - Theories, Actors, Cases (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Steve Smith, Amelia Hadfield, Tim Dunne Foreign Policy - Theories, Actors, Cases (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Steve Smith, Amelia Hadfield, Tim Dunne
R480 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R68 (14%) In stock

The ever-changing field of foreign policy is explored first by examining the theoretical and historical perspectives, then the variety of actors, context and goals, and concludes with an interesting range of relevant case studies. In this way, the editors take a balanced approach, presenting the theoretical and practical sides of foreign policy. The expert contributors to the text are a mixture of academics and practitioners which supports this balance. Relevant foreign policy issues such as climate change and EU-Russia energy dynamics are explored in the case study section, showing the growing importance of foreign policy in the real world. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the text and includes: For lecturers: key themes from the case studies in the book, PowerPoint slides For students: a timeline showing the evolution of foreign policy analysis, web links, a flashcard glossary

The Practice of Social Research (Hardcover, 14th edition): Earl Babbie The Practice of Social Research (Hardcover, 14th edition)
Earl Babbie
R582 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R144 (25%) In stock

A straightforward, comprehensive, and approachable guide to research as practiced by social scientists, the Fourteenth Edition of this "gold-standard" book gives readers the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both a researcher and a consumer. The author emphasizes the process by showing readers how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering critical questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data.

Educational Psychology in Social Context - Ecosystemic Applications in Southern Africa (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Sandy... Educational Psychology in Social Context - Ecosystemic Applications in Southern Africa (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Sandy Lazarus, David Donald, Nadeen Moolla; Edited by David Donald
R518 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R76 (15%) In stock

How can teachers identify and deal with barriers to learning in an insightful and systemic way? What sort of educational, contextual, social and developmental barriers face students in a developing society? Educational Psychology in social context: Ecosystemic applications in southern Africa is a tried-and-tested textbook which applies educational psychology - and, specifically, a unifying ecosystemic framework - to aid teachers and other educators to enhance the learning experience of students in a developing society. The book is relevant to both undergraduate and postgraduate study in either pre-service or in-service teacher education. It can be used for courses in educational psychology in programmes such as B.Ed., Bed (Hons) and PGCE and as a handbook for teachers in the fields. The 5th edition continues to build on the tradition of excellence that this book has established in the market. New to this edition, includes sections on bibliotherapy, positive psychology and a considerable extension of the current section on emotional difficulties. Practical guidelines on how to accommodate different learning needs and styles in the classroom have been expanded, as in addition to behavioural challenges, this is a major challenge for teachers in our schools, particularly where they are taking inclusion seriously.

Rethinking Our World (Paperback, 4th ed): P Higgs, J. Smith Rethinking Our World (Paperback, 4th ed)
P Higgs, J. Smith 4
R180 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R35 (19%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Does life have any meaning for you? Is it possible to create meaning? What do you think life is about? Do you think life is worth living?

These questions, taken from the text of Rethinking Our World, challenge the reader to look critically and creatively at many of society’s traditional beliefs. They encourage readers to look at their world differently by asking questions about change, identity and direction. The authors outline the major figures and basic principles of each philosophy, then analyse the type of thinking each approach encourages. They go on to challenge readers to examine ways in which the different approaches can be used to understand the world.

Rethinking Our World will be invaluable to undergraduate students in the human and social sciences, as well as to a more general readership seeking an understanding of the arguments in the major philosophies.

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