Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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J Society and Social Sciences
Use all J* codes for: specialist and some general adult titles, but see also V* codes for practical approaches to many topics. Use all J* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate. In J* use the most appropriate code(s) available, as many social sciences are broad topics that can have many alternative terms or names
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JB Society and culture: general
Use all JB* codes for: both general and academic works on social topics. Use with: JH* codes for sociology textbooks and other specialist works as appropriate.
See also: VFV* Relationships and families: advice and issues and its subcategories
JBC Cultural and media studies
JBCT Media studies
See also: GTC Communication studies
JBCT1 Media studies: internet, digital media and society
Use for: all aspects of online, digital and social media and their role or impact in society, including things such as blogging, tweeting, influencers, spread of real and false information, changing habits and behaviour linked to digital media.
See also: ATN Internet and digital media: arts and performance
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JBCT2 Media studies: TV and society
Use for: works on both traditional and new forms of consuming small screen entertainment, including streaming and on demand services, impacts and influences on culture, links to popular culture, etc
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JBCT3 Media studies: advertising and society
JBCT4 Media studies: journalism
See also: KNTP Publishing industry and journalism
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JBCT5 Disinformation and misinformation
Class here: propaganda, ‘fake news’. Use for: the purposeful use of false or misleading information, manipulation of thoughts and actions by use of information, the spread of misleading or non-fact based information. Use with: JBCT1 for works about the role of digital platforms
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