`It's easy to be snobbish about media culture; the great merit of Roger Silverstone's book is to make the reader understand just how important that culture is' - Richard Sennett, New York University `A remarkable book which argues for a new paradigm for the study of the media' - Daniel Dayan, Centre National de la Recherche `A persuasive and sophisticated discussion of the role of the media in modern life at the threshold of the twenty-first century' - Ellen Seiter, University of California `A very important book, one that moves media theory and argument on at long last. This is an attempt to get people to think differently about the media - not ju

House and Home

House and home

A little girl, no more than five or six, comes home from school on a summer's afternoon. She runs into the sitting room of her suburban house, throws her empty lunch box on the sofa, and switches on the television. She plonks herself in front of it, kneeling on the rug. After a few minutes the garden beckons and ...

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