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Curran, James

Works: 57 works in 622 publications in 5 languages and 16,264 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Festschriften  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Speaker
Classifications: PN5114, 302.23
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Curran
Power without responsibility : the press and broadcasting in Britain by James Curran( )

140 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 4th edition, the inexorable rise of global media empires and the changes in technology including the growth of Internet-related media, has necessitated a substantial revision of Power Without Responsibility
Media, ritual, and identity by Tamar Liebes( )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines the role of the media in society, its complex influence on democratic processes and its participation in the construction and affirmation of different social identities
Mass media and society( Book )

56 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this well established text, a team of international scholars give their thoughts on mass media and culture. The book also seeks to reflect changing emphasis in the study of mass communication and popular culture
Media and power by James Curran( )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses three key questions about the relationship between media and society. How much power does the media have; who really controls the media; and what is the relationship between media and power in society
Mass communication and society by Michael Gurevitch( Book )

37 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Misunderstanding the Internet by James Curran( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The growth of the internet has been spectacular. There are now more 1.5 billion internet users across the globe, about one quarter of the world's population. This is certainly a new phenomenon that is of enormous significance for the economic, political and social life of contemporary societies. However, much popular and academic writing about the internet takes a technologically deterministic view, assuming that the internet' potential will be realised in essentially transformative ways. This was especially true in the euphoric moment of the mid-1990s, when many commentators wrote about the internet with awe and wonderment. While this moment may be over, its underlying technocentrism -- the belief that technology determines outcomes -- lingers on, and with it, a failure to understand the internet in its social, economic and political context. Misunderstanding the Internet is a short introduction, encompassing the history, sociology, politics and economics of the internet and its impact on society. The book has a simple three part structure: Part 1 looks at the history of the internet, and offers an overview of the internet's place in society ; Part 2 focuses on the control and economics of the internet ; Part 3 examines the internet's political and cultural influence. Misunderstanding the Internet is a polemical, sociologically and historically informed textbook that aims to challenge both popular myths and existing academic orthodoxies around the internet."
Newspaper history from the seventeenth century to the present day by George Boyce( Book )

17 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British cinema history( Book )

15 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De-Westernizing media studies by James Curran( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Australia explore relationships between media, power and society in a variety of regional and national contexts, and the effects of globalization
Media and democracy by James Curran( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media and Democracy addresses key topics and themes in relation to democratic theory, media and technology, comparative media studies, media and history, and the evolution of media research. For example: How does TV entertainment contribute to the democratic life of society? Why are Americans less informed about politics and international affairs than Europeans? How should new communications technology and globalisation change our understanding of the democratic role of the media? What does the rise of international ezines reveal about the limits of the internet? What
Cultural studies and communications( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media & cultural theory by James Curran( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing new thinking and original surveys, 'Media and Cultural Theory' brings together leading international scholars to address key issues and debates within media and cultural studies
Contesting media power : alternative media in a networked world by Nick Couldry( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, media scholars and political scientists develop a broad comparative framework for analysing alternative media in various countries. Topics include independent media centres, gay online networks, feminist film and alternative web discussion forums
Impacts and influences : essays on media power in the twentieth century by James Curran( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Media organisations in society by James Curran( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a widescreen approach to the study of media organisations in society. It provides an in-depth understanding of media industries and the processes of cultural production by combining a survey of current research with original case studies. It studies the media as an industry, through critical studies of the Internet, the global standardisation of the mega-musical, the deregulation of television, and alternative media. It views the media as a battlefield, by looking at Amnesty's inspired international campaign against the killing of street children in Brazil, a successful opposition to privatisation, and the rise of Marxism Today. The media are investigated as a cultural product by assessing the processes which determine which books are reviewed and by whom, the elite male tastes which privilege the development of certain forms of popular music, and the way in which public responses to the media are affected by a 'culture of belief.'" "For students and researchers investigating media industries and cultural products, this is a unique introduction to current thinking to one of the liveliest areas of research and debate within both media and cultural studies."--Jacket
The British press, a manifesto( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How media inform democracy : a comparative approach by Toril Aalberg( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this timely book, leading researchers consider how media inform democracy in six countries ' the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Taking as their starting point theidea that citizens need to be briefed adequately with a full and intelligent coverage of public affairs so that they can make responsible, informed choices rather than act out of ignorance and misinformation, contributors use a comparative approach to examine the way in which the shifting media landscape is affecting and
The Future of the left( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture wars : the media and the British left by James Curran( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Culture Wars charts the battle between two generations, one shaped by the immediate post-war period and the other by the cultural revolt of the 1960s. It was a clash that first exploded into life in the 1980s, when the Conservative press and government ridiculed radical young councillors as the 'loony left', and turned them into the pariahs of contemporary politics. This cultural victory proved short lived. The values and political agenda of the urban left made significant advances in the 1990s and 2000s when the sixties generation moved into positions of power." "The book offers key insights for different disciplines: for media studies, it offers a compelling account of how the media represent, and influence, social change; for cultural studies, it illuminates the way in which the culture of society is a battleground between generations and opposed value groups; for the social sciences, it documents how the rise of women, immigration, gay liberation and concern about the environment were mediated, and became the subjects of debate, political conflict, and regulation; and for the general reader, it offers a very readable account of the entry of 1960s values into mainstream politics, and the culture wars that have been fought ever since."--Jacket
Bending reality : the state of the media( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Media, ritual, and identity
Media, ritual, and identityMass media and societyMedia and powerDe-Westernizing media studiesMedia and democracyCultural studies and communicationsMedia & cultural theoryContesting media power : alternative media in a networked world
Alternative Names
Curran, J.

Curran, J. 1945-

Curran, J. (James)

Curran, J. (James), 1945-

Curran, James

Curran, James Patrick Prendergast

Curran, James Patriok Prendergast

جيمس كوران، 1945-

커런, 제임스 1945-

쿠란, 제임스 1945-

カラン, J.

カラン, J. 1945-

カラン, ジェームズ