Media, Gender and Identity by David Gauntlett

Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks

Feminist Media Studies by Liesbet van Zoonen

Gender Trouble by Judith Butler

After Empire by Paul Gilroy

There Ain’t No Black In The Union Jack Paul

Media Regulation by Lunt and Livingstone

Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky

Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky

Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices Edited by Stuart Hall

Power without Responsibility: Press, Broadcasting and the Internet in Britain by James Curran

Reading list for a young media thinker

See also: Mishra, PankajAge of Anger (Listen to the author read it here) – Thanks @OasisEnfield!


Human as Media

What to read to be read. What to quote to be quoted. The list is always under upgrade. What is highly recommended is highlighted. Any good additions are welcome.

  1. Baudrillard, Jean. Simulations. New York: Semiotext(e), 1983.
  2. Carr, Nicholas. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains . W. W. Norton & Company. 2011.
  3. Carr, Nicholas. Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2016.
  4. Carty,Victoria. Social Movements and New Technology. Boulder: Westview Press, 2015.
  5. Cassirer, Ernst. An Essay on Man. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday Anchor, 1956.
  6. Castells, Manuel. Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age. Polity Press, 2012.
  7. Cernovich, Mike. MAGA Mindset: Making YOU and America Great Again. Castalia House, 2016.
  8. Derrida, Jacques. Of Grammatology. 1967.
  9. Derrida, Jacques. Speech and Phenomena and Other Essays on Husserl’s Theory of Signs. 1967.
  10. Dewey, John. Public and Its Problems. Athens, OH:…

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Useful websites

Comprehensive website resource list

General Good starting point Fee-paying general site Good overview of gaming issues Media Studies related entries Media Communication and Cultural Studies Association British Movie/Media Studies Forum

Archives Non-contemporary television Moving image archive Non-contemporary television directory

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NEW: Library Resources

The menu on the left of this post has a new addition, ‘Library Resources’.

This site has a variety of really useful AND helpful AND free resources; some for general research, but also some specifically for A-Level Media Studies students.

Mr Iona (@oasisenfieldlibrary) has done a fabulous job of finding and organising these resources for you, they are there to be used!

He will be popping into your lessons this week to give a short talk and demonstration, so that you know how to use them.


AS & A2 Recommended Media Studies Theorists

Every theorist & theory you will ever need!!


  • John Fiske – genre as ‘convenience’ for producers and audiences – this means commercial success is underpinned by the conventions of genre in terms of what audiences expect.
  • Robert Stam – there are infinite genres. Basically here, Stam is advancing an A2 concept that there is an argument that genre no longer exists and we do not have to analyse text in terms of genre.
  • Jane Feuer – genre is abstract and becoming harder to identify.
  • Henry Jenkins – genre break rules and commonly hybridizes.
  • John Hartley – genre is interpreted culturally e.g. Coronation Street or Eastenders could only be understood in terms of the conventions of UK soap operas, American television dramas tend to have a slightly different set of conventions to British television dramas.
  • Daniel Chandler – genre is too restricting and presents audiences and producers with a creative ‘straightjacket’.
  • Steve Neale – genre as repetition and difference
  • David Buckingham – genre in constant process of negotiation and change
  • Rick Altman – genre offers audiences a ‘set of pleasures’

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