This book is confident, authoritative and reassuring: it is a key text for students and teachers alike. It is a must have resource for everyone interested in Communication Studies and is a welcome addition and progression from the AS Communication and Culture textbook.Alan Hackett, Head of Media and Communications, Campion School
This latest textbook lives up to its name â it is an essential introduction to many of the key ideas and approaches within cultural studies...it is indispensable and beautifully illustrated. If you are a student and you are going on to study Media, Cultural Studies, Sociology or English at university, itâs worth buying your own copy â you will find yourself coming back to it over and over again. www.communicationandculture.co.uk
About the Author
Peter Bennett is Chief Examiner for GCE Communication Studies and currently teaches prospective F.E. teachers in the University of Wolverhamptonâs School of Education. He previously taught Film, English and Communication Studies at Rowley Regis College in The Community. He is the co-author of AS Communication Studies: The Essential Introduction (3rd edition, 2008), Communication Studies the Essential Resource (2003), Film Studies; the Essential Resource (2006), A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction (2005) and Channels (English and Media 11-14). He
Jerry Slater is Principal Examiner and Principal Moderator for GCE Communication and Culture and Senior Examiner for GCE Media Studies. He teaches Film, Media and Communication and Culture at Colchester Sixth Form College and is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University.He is the co-author of AS Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction (3rd edition, 2008) and A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction (2005).
This is the website for A2 Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction which follows the new 2009 GCE specification. The authors introduce students to the skills of reading communication texts and understanding the link between communication and culture, as well as taking students through the tasks expected of them to pass the AQA exam.
What you will find on this website:
- Student Resources: useful and fun online companion materials including flipcards and multiple choice questions.
- Creative Work: handy tips and useful information.
- Coursework: sites and topics:2 new chapters exclusive to the website to help with tackling the coursework.
- About the Series: information and links to other books in the Essentials Series.
- Links to Buy the Book and to Request an Inspection Copy.
- Routledge Media Studies Arena: Routledge's main website for this subject area. Get more information about our books, journals and electronic publishing.
Praise for AS Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction
Clearly focused on the core assessment criteriaAnn-Marie Walkley, Lecturer in Communication & Culture/ English
Very useful as it ties closely in with the new specClaire Huxham, Lecturer in English, Film and Communication and Culture, Weston Sixth Form Academy
The use of direct address, rhetorical questions and a chatty conversational tone, with lots of concrete, everyday examples will involve students in a way that more conventional Communication studies textbooks do not…Your students will enjoy this more up-to-date approachwww.communicationandculture.co.uk
I found this book accessible and attractively presented. It gave the students good opportunities to get to grips with the concepts and theories of communication. The practical tasks suggested work well in the classroomRichard Evans, Tutor in charge of Communication at Stapenhill Post 16 Centre, Burton-on-Trent