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About the Author: Paul Hodkinson

Paul Hodkinson is a sociologist whose work is focused upon youth cultures, online communications and on the relationships between media and cultural identities. He is author of Media, Culture and Society and Goth. Identity, Style and Subculture. He is also co-editor of Youth Cultures: Scenes, Subcultures and Tribes and Ageing and Youth Cultures. His recent research has focused upon young people's use of online communications, processes of ageing among 'youth' subcultural participants and the victimisation of members of alternative subcultures. He is Reader in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey.

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Paperback, Published in Feb 2017 by Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN10: 1473902363 | ISBN13: 9781473902367

'In his beautifully balanced, clear and broad-ranging account of a fast-changing field, Paul Hodkinson has successfully brought together myriad perspectives with which to critically analyse today's media culture and media society.' - Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Media & Communication, LSE

Paul Hodkinson's bestseller is back, once again exploring the concepts and complexities of the media in an accessible, balanced and engaging style. Additions to the Second Edition include:

A new chapter on advertising and sponsorship Extensive revision and updating throughout all chapters New material on technologies, censorship, online news, fan cultures and representations of poverty Greater emphasis on and examples of digital, interactive and mobile media throughout Fully reworked chapter on media, community and difference Up-to-date examples covering everything from social media, contemporary advertising, news events and mobile technologies, to representations of class, ethnicity and gender. Combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting-edge developments, this Second Edition cements its reputation as the must-have text for any undergraduate student studying media, culture and society.

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