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Introducing cultural and media studies: a semiotic approach

Introducing cultural and media studies: a semiotic approach

Thwaites, Tony; Mules, Warwick; Davis, Lloyd

Introducing Cultural and Media Studies offers a pithy, direct and easy-to-use introduction to how semiotics can be employed to understand culture

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
New] ed.
Published Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002
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Statement of responsibility: Tony Thwaites, Lloyd Davis, Warwick Mules
ISBN: 0333972473, 0333972481, 9780333972472, 9780333972489
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Previous ed.: published as Tools for cultural studies. Oxford: Macmillan Heinemann ELT, 1994.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-237) and index.
Physical Description: xii, 240 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Culture.; Mass media.; Media Studies; Culture; Semiotics
Alternative Title: Tools for cultural studies


  1. Reading This Book
  2. Introduction: Tools for Cultural Studies
  3. Some Aspects of Signs
  4. Signs and Systems
  5. Interactions of Signs
  6. Texts and Textualities
  7. Genre and Intertextuality
  8. Narrative
  9. Discourse and Medium
  10. Ideology
  11. Systems and Strategies
  12. Other Directions
  13. Bibliography
  14. Index

Author note

TONY THWAITES teaches and writes on cultural studies and literary studies at the University of Queensland. His most recent book is a study of James Joyce, Joycean Temporalities: Debts, Promises and Countersignatures (University Press of Florida, 2001).

LLOYD DAVIS is Reader in English at the University of Queensland. He is the author of a number of essays and books on literary studies. He is also one of the co-authors of Structures and Strategies: An Introduction to Academic Writing (Palgrave, 1996).

WARWICK MULES teaches and reads in cultural studies and critical theory at Central Queensland University. He has numerous publications in the area of visuality and culture.


'Focusing on visually mediated culture and linguistic discourses, and revealing all as sites of power / knowledge, interpellation and so on, this book will surely seize the imagination of new undergraduates. It will prove helpful to teachers, too, not least because it includes comprehensive exercises and further activities within each chapter. It could therefore constitute a complete course resource.' - Times Higher Education Supplement