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30 Years of Bad News: The Glasgow University Media Group and the intellectual history of media and cultural studies, 1975-2005

Quinn, A. A. (2010) 30 Years of Bad News: The Glasgow University Media Group and the intellectual history of media and cultural studies, 1975-2005. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis offers a critical history of the Glasgow University Media Group from 1975 to 2005. It argues that, viewed as a whole, the GUMG’s work constitutes a School of media sociology, which can now be recognised as such. The GUMG has lead research into the production, content and reception of public communications and has made a contribution to its field that it as significant as those made by the Birmingham School; the Toronto School and the Chicago School among others. However, there are barriers to that recognition, with which this thesis is also concerned. They are the misperception that the work of the group is biased by Marxist analysis and is motivated by a conspiracy theory of the media. The thesis also looks at the GUMG’s increasingly intimate relationship with broadcasters and examines how that relationship has contributed to a public sociology of the media, which is the most distinctive feature of the Glasgow School of media.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Due to copyright restrictions the full text of this thesis cannot be made available online. Access to the printed version is available.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Philo, Professor Greg
Date of Award: 2010
Depositing User: Mr A. A. Quinn
Unique ID: glathesis:2010-2279
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2011
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:53
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/2279

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