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[ecrea] New book - Western Media Systems

Fri Sep 26 09:58:35 GMT 2008

Recently published by Routledge, Western Media Systems is now available to

Western Media Systems
Jonathan Hardy, University of East London, UK

Explaining the political and economic organization of entertainment and news
media, Western Media Systems offers a critical introduction to media systems
in North America and Western Europe. The book examines how media systems
developed historically and how mass media sectors, especially broadcasting
and the press, are being transformed today.  Jonathan Hardy takes a thematic
approach, guiding the reader through critical issues and debates, introducing
key concepts and specialist literature.

Combining contemporary scholarship with historical analysis, the book offers
a wide-ranging comparative media analysis addressing the economic, social,
political, regulatory and cultural aspects of Western media systems.

?A hugely impressive piece of synthesis and clarification and a major
contribution to comparative media research?
- David Hesmondhalgh, Professor of Media and Music Industries, University of

?Commendably comprehensive and highly readable, Hardy?s book makes a valuable
contribution to the literature on comparative media systems?
- Daya Thussu, Professor of Intercultural Communication, University of

June 2008: 234x156: 304pp
Hb: 978-0-415-39691-2: £70.00
Pb: 978-0-415-39692-9: £18.99

For further information or to buy this book click here

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