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The Political Economy of the Media

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The Political Economy of the Media

9781852787776 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Peter Golding, Northumbria University and Graham Murdock, Reader in the Sociology of Culture, Loughborough University, UK
Publication Date: 1997 ISBN: 978 1 85278 777 6 Extent: 1,424 pp
These two volumes bring together key readings in the political economy of the mass media and analyse and explain the role of the media in modern society. Covering a wide spectrum of articles on media and communications over a broad period of time, the collection includes discussion on the political economy approach to communications, the capitalist enterprise and creation of communications, ideology and the protecting the common good in the management and regulation of communications and the media.

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These two volumes bring together key readings in the political economy of the mass media and analyse and explain the role of the media in modern society. Covering a wide spectrum of articles on media and communications over a broad period of time, the collection includes discussion on the political economy approach to communications, the capitalist enterprise and creation of communications, ideology, and protecting the common good in the management and regulation of communications and the media.

The Political Economy of the Media includes official documents, otherwise accessible articles as well as carefully selected extracts from key commentators and seminal thinkers in the field, including among others, Nicholas Garnham, Herbert I. Schiller, Dallas W. Smythe, Francis Williams, Harold Evans, Ben H. Bagdikian, Upton Sinclair, Jürgen Habermas, Edward S. Herman and Peter Jay.
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‘I personally applaud their attempts to embed an anthology within a series of critical and pedagogic stages which prepare students for how to engage with, or at least talk about, the pieces.’
– The Lecturer
Contributors
61 articles, dating from 1910 to 1994
Contributors include: B.H. Bagdikian, H. Evans, N. Garnham, J. Habermas, E. Herman, P. Jay, H. Schiller, U. Sinclair, D.W. Smythe, F. Williams
Contents
Contents: Volume I: Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Defining Political Economy Part II: Communications, Ideology and Capitalism Part III: Communication and the Global Order Part IV: Communications and Capital Enterprise Name Index • Volume II: Acknowledgements Part I: Private Interest to Common Goods Part II: Public Broadcasting and the Public Interest Part III: Policing the Public Interest Part IV: Institutionalising Diversity Name Index
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