Praise for the second edition: 'An extremely useful, accessible text for students new to communication studies' - Gill Clayson, Assistant Head, Sandy Upper School. 'I have used it since it was published and feel reassured about its credibility with students. It is an excellent text for student self directed study and investigation' - Alan Hackett, Head of Media and Communications, Campion School. 'It is clearly written and well laid out making it easy to read and digest. Uses engaging textual examples to illustrate key theoretical concepts' - Neville Kirton, Curriculum Leader, Faculty of English, Media & Communication, Westfield Community Technology College."AS Communication & Culture: The Essential Introduction" is fully revised for the new 2008 GCE Communication and Culture Advanced Subsidiary specification with full colour throughout, over 130 images, new case studies and examples. The authors introduce students step-by-step 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 AS Communication and Culture exam.The book is supplemented with a website featuring additional activities and resources, quizzes and tests. The areas covered include: an introduction to communication and culture; cultural and communication codes; semiotics, communication process and models; the individual and contemporary culture cultural contexts and practices; how to do the coursework; how to do the exam; examples from advertising, fashion, music, magazines, body language, film; and, more. "AS Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction" clearly guides students through the course and gives them the tips they need to become proficient in understanding and deconstructing communication texts and everyday culture.