HomeEasy to StartB.Tech Semester VIIIHS 413 Sociology of Communication

Sociology of communication; Basic concepts: mass media, new media (ICTs), mass
culture and popular culture; Tracing history: from radio networks to ICTs;
Theoretical Perspectives: Bourdieu, Habermas, Thompson, Baudrillard, Hall; Role of
communication media in socio-political and cultural change: manufacturing of public
opinion, media stereotypes and representation, ICTs and digital divide, censorship;
Television studies: audience and meaning constructions; Popular cinema: utopia &
dystopia, constructing national culture; Youth subculture: globalisation,
localisation, glocalisation; Gender and popular literature.

Texts:

1.- M. Warschauer, Technology and Social Inclusion: Rethinking the Digital Divide,
MIT Press, 2003

2.- S. During (edited), The Cultural Studies Reader, Routledge, 2000.

References

1. The Polity Reader in Cultural Theory, Polity Press, 2004.

2. J. Fiske, Reading the Popular, Routledge, 2000.

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