Media Performance: Mass Communication and the Public Interest (Paperback)Denis McQuail (author)
Both encapsulating a major area of recent debate and research, and advancing it to a new level, this book will be essential reading for students of media and communication studies and for those actively involved with media policy and practice.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19 mm
`Denis McQuail's latest book, Media Performance, provides an important and much needed addition to the communications literature. This comprehensive and critically astute text details how print and electronic media policy and performance impact on individuals, groups and the very structure of democratic societies' - Majorie Ferguson, University of Maryland at College Park
`This far-reaching and important study from a long-time critical observer of the media scene takes in developments in many countries and suggests new frameworks for assessing media in the 1990s.... Important and recommended for good communications collections - this will be widely used and widely cited' - Choice
`When a short list of the most important books on communication media in the last half of the twentieth century is drawn up at some future date, I would not be surprised to see Denis McQuail's Media Performance at the top. While others use bloated language and fanciful impressions to talk about `media performance', McQuail, one of the world's leading media sociologists and all-around scholars, provides a powerful and integrative analysis. There is something orchestral about Media Performance in the way that it draws the best soundings from our literature, presents a cohesive and coherent theory, and offers a rich agenda for research.... the most intellectually satisfying book about the media in decades.' - Everette E Dennis, Columbia University
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