By Laurie Ouellette

About Laurie Ouellette

Laurie Ouellette is Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches Media Studies and Cultural Sudies. She is the editor of The Media Studies Reader, co-author of Better Living through Reality TV: Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship, and author of Lifestyle TV.

Welcome, Keywords for Media Studies

We’re delighted to announce the publication of Keywords for Media Studies.  Our project maps the interdisciplinary field of media studies—past, present, and future.  We are grateful to have assembled a stellar group of scholars to assist in this endeavor.  Our 65 pieces come from contributors who were asked to approach their keyword as a challenge, a problematic, and a field of debate and inquiry.  Moving beyond simple definitions, the entries provoke critical reflection and intervene in the major ideas and debates that have defined and shaped the vibrant and evolving field of media studies.

We intend the book to serve a range of audiences. It will be a useful resource for teachers and students at various levels of instruction, from introductory courses to graduate seminars.  We also hope its conceptual provocations will challenge media studies scholars to grapple with the critical building blocks of our field.  Finally, the book …

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