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The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies examines the theories, practices, and future of this fast-growing field. Editor John Downing and associate editors Denis McQuail, Philip Schlesinger, and Ellen Wartella have brought together a team of international contributors to provide a varied critical analysis of this intensely interesting field of study. The Handbook offers a comprehensive review within five interconnected areas: humanistic and social scientific approaches; global and comparative perspectives; the relation of media to economy and power; media users; and elements in the media mosaic ranging from popular music to digital technologies, from media ethics to advertising, and from Hollywood and Bollywood to alternative media.

East Asian Modernities and the Formation of Media and Cultural Studies
East asian modernities and the formation of media and cultural studies

In the past hundred years, East Asia, although being influenced by the West, achieved modernity in its own way and has a unique position and role in the world system. Japan has been in the center, South Korea and Taiwan have been in the semi-periphery, and China has been on the periphery struggling to capture a new position and role. Even on entering the 21st century, Japan has not been able to come out of its long-term depression. Due to the internally conservative and closed nature of Japanese nationalism, it has not been able to exercise political and cultural leadership commensurate with its economic ...

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