By Jane Stokes
Translated to Turkish by Çağatay Koparal
Cappadocia University Press: 46
Cultural Studies Series: 1
© Copyright, 2022, CAPPADOCIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
Certificate No: 43348
Book Editor: Sinan Akıllı
Series Editors: Sinan Akıllı & Duygu Oylubaş Katfar
Cover Design: Nazile Arda Çakır
Page Design: Adem Şenel
1st Edition, 331 p, 18×23 cm.
Keywords: Media, culture, research, methodology, media studies, cultural studies
Medya ve Kültür Çalışmaları Nasıl Yapılır? (How to Do Media and Cultural Studies) written and updated by Jane Stokes, translated to Turkish by Cappadocia University, is a basic book for researchers who work in different disciplines of social sciences such as Communication Studies, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Economics, Political Science and Public Administration. Stokes’s work demonstrates how to ask scientific questions, develop questions from a theoretical and conceptual perspective with epistemological and ontological consistency, and how to use research methods and techniques. Research ethics and process are also illustrated. Most importantly, it demonstrates the importance of doing media and cultural research. The media and new mediated representation practices surrounding our daily life and our consumption of media influence us, society, culture, politics and the economy as individuals, and we lead a life that is constantly connected to infrastructure and service platforms, as the pandemic process has sharpened. This is why doing media and cultural studies is necessary to understand and be involved in the spirit of the age we live in. This book is enlightening to study fictions beyond the truth and infodemic, platform capitalism and algorithms as new gatekeepers, digital inequalities, excessive, incomplete or misrepresentations circulated in the media and new media environments, linguistic and semiotic practices that produce different types of hate speech, public audiovisual cultural policies. While Stokes’s work provides the basis for ways to intervene in the media and culture, more broadly in social life, it paves the way for new research topics for the readers, media and cultural researchers, with further reading and thought-provoking research proposals.
Prof. Dr. Mutlu Binark
Hacettepe University, Faculty of Communication
Department of Radio‐Television and Cinema
Jane Stokes is currently Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of East London and has taught at the University of Kent at Canterbury, London South Bank University and London Metropolitan University.
Jane’s interest in the media can be traced back to her days working on the student television station while studying English Literature at Sussex University. She has an MA in Film and Television Studies from the University of Westminster where Jane began teaching Media Studies in 1984. She moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to study for a PhD in Communication Theory and Research at the Annenberg School of Communication, USC. Jane has made research methods a teaching specialism, blending American and European approaches to communication, media and cultural studies.
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