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Media Studies

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

The relationship between media studies and identity can be mapped over the four major areas of an interdiscipline derived from a large range of cognate areas, all of which coalesce as they contribute to the study of media. In the contemporary historical moment when nearly everything is mediated and the centrality of media is crucial to globalization, media remains a central area of study. Moreover as Melissa A. Johnson observes, media overlaps with identity studies in at least three ways: identity is ...

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