Media and Society, 6th edition

Dear colleagues, here is information about Media and Society, 6th edition, edited by James Curran (Goldsmiths University of London) and David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds), published by Bloomsbury, and available here:

 “When a book hits its sixth edition, one knows it's a classic. Media and Society is that and more, providing sharp, insightful, not-to-be-missed analysis of the current state of the media and why it matters.” –  Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication, Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania, USA

“As the field's most reliable guide, Media and Society has continued to foster vital debate, extend boundaries, and raise the horizon of vision in communications research. This classic, in all its six editions, deserves an enduring place in the literature.” –  Professor Chin-Chuan Lee, Yu Shan Chair Professor of Communication, National Chengchi University, Taiwan



Part 1 Media and Society: General Perspectives 
1. The Global Internet, Jack Linchuan Qiu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
2. Popular Culture, Marwan Kraidy (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
3. Media, Gender and Feminism, Susan Douglas (University of Michigan, USA)
4. Media and Neo-liberalism, Mike Berry (Cardiff University, UK)
5. Communication Power: Mass Communication, Mass Self- Communication, and Power Relationships in the Network Society, Manuel Castells (University of Southern California, USA)

Part 2 Media Systems, Production and Platforms

6. Did Digitalisation Democratise the Media Industries?, David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds, UK)
7. The Mediations of Data, Alison Powell (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
8. Approaches to the Sociology of News, Michael Schudson (Columbia University, USA) 
9. Western Media Systems in Comparative Perspective, Daniel Hallin (University of California, San Diego, USA) and Paolo Mancini (University of Perugia, Italy)
10. Global Screen Industries, Michael Curtin (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
11. Digital Platforms, Globalization, and Culture, Aswin Punathambekar (University of Michigan Ann-Arbor, USA) and Sriram Mohan (University of Michigan Ann-Arbor, USA)

Part 3 Problems and Challenges
12. Journalism, Online and Offline, C. W. Anderson (University of Leeds, UK)
13. The Media, 'Race' and the Infrastructures of Empire, Paula Chakravartty (New York University, USA) 
14. The Politics of Reality TV, Susan Murray (New York University, USA)
15. Democratic Functions of Entertainment, James Curran (University of London, UK)
16. The Political Impact of Media, Stephan Cushion (Cardiff University, UK)
17. Media, Emotion and Affect, Kaarina Nikunen (Tampere University, Finland)