15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module explores approaches and methods in media history. Students will examine how historians narrate media history, and what role the media has played in shaping political culture and mass communications from the Second World War onward. Class discussions will be predominantly based around the case study of modern Britain after 1945, but students will be encouraged to think more widely about the Anglophone world and examine extra-British examples where appropriate. Themes to be studied include: media theory and historiography, including debating the media's role in political disengagement; the media and mainstream politics, including parties and elections; the media, extra-parliamentary politics and social movements; foreign policy and political violence; and race, racism and migration in the media.

Restrictions on availability: Departmental approval required

Staff Contact: VESSEY DAVID C
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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