The Place of Media Power

The Place of Media Power

Pilgrims and Witnesses of the Media Age

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This fascinating study focuses on an area neglected in previous studies of the media: the meetings between ordinary people and the media. Couldry explores what happens when people who normally consume the media witness media processes in action, or even become the object of media attention themselves.

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Couldry (media and communications, Goldsmiths College, U. of London, England) examines how ordinary people interact with media institutions in order to explore the concentration of symbolic power in media, how it is legitimated and naturalized, and the impact media has on society. Drawing on perspectives from anthropology, discourse analysis, sociology, and geography as well as media studies, Couldry presents two detailed case studies, both set in England: the visitors to the Granada Studios Tour, home of a long-running soap opera, and animal-rights protestors in Brightlingsea. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
ISBN: 9780415213158
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xii, 238 pages) : illustrations


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