Media consumption and everyday life

Strelitz, L.N. (2008) Media consumption and everyday life. In: Inaugural Lecture, 1st October 2008, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Unpublished)




I see this inaugural lecture as an opportunity to trace my journey into the field of media studies, showing how significant youthful experiences with the media set me off on my particular research trajectory. In this address I will use the umbrella term ‘mass media’ to cover both the traditional news media as well as forms of popular culture such as soap operas, popular music and so on. Sometimes we use the terms ‘popular culture’ and ‘mass media’ interchangeably as they both constitute the cultural life of ordinary people.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords:mass media; popular culture; soap operas; popular music; media studies; cultural studies; globalisation; media imperialism; western culture; mass culture; ethnographic culture; global media; traditional values; western values; pornography; tabloids; tabloid newspapers; South Africa
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Journalism and Media Studies
ID Code:1189
Deposited On:06 Oct 2008
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