'Doing media studies': reflections on an unruly discipline

Geraghty, C. (2002) 'Doing media studies': reflections on an unruly discipline. Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 1(1), pp. 25-36. (doi: 10.1386/adch.1.1.25)

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Abstract

Media studies and its related areas such as communications, cultural studies and film studies are frequently the subjects of ill-informed attack, both inside and outside the academy. This article offers a series of reflections on some of the key issues facing the subject area including its status and disciplinary formation, the tensions and possibilities of the theory/practice mix on many courses, questions of vocationalism and the views of students. Although the article tries to set the record straight in some areas, it is essentially a personal and sometimes polemical view which seeks to generate further discussion.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Geraghty, Professor Christine
Authors: Geraghty, C.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education
ISSN:1474-273X
ISSN (Online):2040-0896

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