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Review : Why study the media ?

Graham, Philip W. (2001) Review : Why study the media ? Information, Communication and Society, 4(1), pp. 137-138.

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Abstract

Silverstone’s Why Study the Media? (hereafter WSM) is a dif� cult book to review, especially in such a short space. The content spans millennia of theoretical, analytical and historical perspectives on our media, but is none the less entirely contemporary and relevant in its focus. Silverstone’s perspective is at times elusive because the book sets out, successfully I think, to answer the question posed in the title. But it does so by raising major questions in media studies, important questions, in a way that does not imply quick and easy answers.

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ID Code: 29839
Item Type: Review
Keywords: discourse analysis
ISSN: 1468-4462
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Discourse and Pragmatics (200403)
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2010 12:39
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2010 22:24

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