Media Effects and Beyond by P-TaylorFrancis

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									Media Effects and Beyond
Communication and Society

Author: Karl Erik Rosengren
Table of Contents

List of figures and tables Acknowledgements Notes on contributors Part I: Introduction 1. Culture, media
and society: Agency and structure, stability and change 2. Swenden and her media scene, 1945-90: A
bird's-eye view 3. The Media Panel Program and related research Part II: Media use: Differentiation,
change and stability 4. Media use under structural change 5. Looking for patterns in lifesyle behaviors 6.
Models of change and stability in adolescents' media use Part III: Young perople and medial use:
Individual, class and socialization 7. For better and for worse: Effect studies and beyond 8. Self-evaluation
in an ecological perspective: Neighbourhood, family and peers, schooling and media use 9. Media and
social mobility Part IV: Lifestyle and family communication 11. Seven lifestyles 12. Late modernity,
consumer culture and lifestyles: Toward a cognitive-affective theory In conclusion Starting up
Description

Addressing a multitude of questions and issues surrounding how we use the media, Media Effects and
Beyond represents the results of an international research programme into the use and effects of
television, video and music. Seeing the viewer not simply as passive object but as a very active subject,
the contributors engage with every aspect of children's, adolescents' and families' use of the media - its
character, causes and consequences. Topics explored include media and social mobility; family
commumication, and consumer lifestyles. Confronting the two traditions of lifestyle research and effects
research, Media Effects and Beyond offers a much-needed reconceptualization of both. Written at a time
when traditional European public service media systems struggle against a tidal wave of commercial
electronic media, this book will be important reading for students of contemporary culture and
communications, as well as media policy for decision makers.

								
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