Robert Kolker

in The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195175967
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature



This article introduces film and media. It shows that media exists in their own spaces of creation and are also subjects of critical inquiry. It then tries to locate media in culture and politics, and views them as mediations and extensions of man. It explains how media and political culture have become inseparable, where media is constantly used as a go-between for the struggle of political power over public morality. It states that critical analyses of media is composed of style, culture, and politics, and looks at the convergence of media, film, and culture. Finally, film and media studies are discussed.

Keywords: film; media; politics; culture; film studies; media studies; political power

Article.  8369 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Film

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