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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and timely., 21 Oct 2013
This is a superb book, both timely and accessible.
There is so much hot air around at the moment, as everyone and anyone chip in their two cents worth on the affects of digital media and societal change. Unfortunately, very few of them write with any position of authority, and without the years of background work needed to contextualise the current state of affairs, reducing it to anecdotal at best. Couldry stands out with this broad yet highly targeted review of what is happening, and how we should best approach this area. It is also written in a style that is perfectly approachable without specialist knowledge, but without any dumbing down; the reader feels respected enough to grapple with big concepts.
After reviewing and critiquing current concepts and approaches, Couldry presents a social theory based framework for thinking about our relationship with media in the digital age, which is one of the most coherent and well argued cases you will find in the contemporary literature. I predict it will become required reading for students across disciplines very soon.
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