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Rather than examine the media as separate industries or technologies, Media Environments explores media in their totality and provides models and theories for interrogating many universal themes that span media, technology, and global culture. Using popular films about media as lead-ins, students are introduced to the works of well-known thinkers and writers such as Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Naomi Wolf, Neil Postman, Rebecca MacKinnon, Douglas Kellner, and many others. Chapter topics span networks, spectacle, hyperreality, news, science, capitalism, and social and mobile media. The celebrity system, surveillance, internet freedom, and media futures are also discussed.
The third edition features new chapters on the global village, social and mobile media, and climate change and science in the media. Content throughout has been updated and condensed to improve the reading experience for students and increase the overall functionality of the text within higher education courses.
The wide range of films, topics, and readings permits professors to tailor the models and theories to fit their interests and expertise in teaching media and society or other media-related courses. Intellectually rigorous and thematically diverse, Media Environments is ideal for departments thinking about adopting a single text for their media studies courses. This anthology makes media criticism exciting, engaging, and enlightening.