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The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies brings together over 200 critical essays to redraw the boundaries of this rapidly evolving and dynamically complex area. Global in scope, wide-ranging in its inclusion of topics, and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars, this is the definitive resource for the field. The most definitive resource available in this complex, heterogeneous, multi-methodological and multi-theoretical interdisciplinary field Includes more than 200 essays written by over 230 leading and emerging scholars from across the globe Arranged across 7 thematic volumes each of which features an accessible introduction exploring key themes edited by an international team of expert scholars Explores media as it is being practiced, produced, and analyzed in Asia, Africa, the Americas, Australia, and Europe Probes the many dimensions of the subject: history, production, content, audiences, methodologies, effects, and futures Newly updated with a seventh volume on Research Methods in Media Studies that is available as a stand-alone reference or as part of the complete set 7 Volumes Volumes are also available for individual purchase
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Table of Contents

Volume I: Media History and the Foundations of Media Studies: John Nerone PART 1: Approaches PART 2: Moments PART 3: Foundations Volume II: Media Production: Vicki Mayer PART 1: Production Regimes and Infrastructures PART 2: The Cultural Industries and the Organization of Production PART 3: Product and Content Flows PART 4: Production Work and Practices PART 5: Production Cultures PART 6: The Ethics of Production Volume III: Content and Representation: Sharon R. Mazzarella PART 1: Persuasion and Information PART 2: Entertainment PART 3: Interaction and Performance Volume IV: Audience and Interpretation: Radhika Parameswaran PART 1: Expanding the Horizons of Audience Studies PART 2: Practicing Reflexivity in and out of the Field PART 3: Finding and Engaging Global Audiences PART 4: Comprehending Online Audiences PART 5: Empowering Audiences as Citizens Volume V: Media Effects/Media Psychology: Erica Scharrer PART 1: Theories and Processes/Processing PART 2: Evidence of Effects PART 3: The Young Audience Volume VI: Media Studies Futures: Kelly Gates PART 1: The Future Of Media Studies: Theory, Methods, Pedagogy PART 2: Social and Mobile Media Futures PART 3: Industry Futures PART 4: Journalism and Media Policy Futures PART 5: Interactivity, Affect, and the Future of Media Subjectivities PART 6: Whose Future? Children, Youth Cultures, and Digital Media PART 7: What Future? Or, The Unsustainable Present Volume VII: Research Methods in Media Studies PART 1: Setting up the Stage PART 2: Working with People PART 3: Working with Texts PART 4: Virtual Challenges Interdisciplinary and Mixed Method Research

About the Author

Angharad N. Valdivia is a Research Professor ofCommunications and Media at the University of Illinois atUrbana-Champaign. She is also the head of the Media and CinemaStudies Department, Interim Director of the Institute of Communications Research, and Editor-in-chief ofCommunication Theory. Her research and teaching focuses ontransnational popular culture studies, with special attention toissues of gender and ethnicity. She has published extensivelyon issues of transnational Latina Studies, exploring the tensionbetween agency and structure in media production and consumption.

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