Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field / Edition 1

Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field / Edition 1

by Rodney Benson
     
 

Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field is an exciting new text which builds on and extends Pierre Bourdieu's impassioned critique of our media-saturated culture. Presenting for the first time in English the work of influential scholars who worked with or were influenced by Bourdieu, this volume is the one and only book for Anglophone scholars seeking a moreSee more details below

Overview

Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field is an exciting new text which builds on and extends Pierre Bourdieu's impassioned critique of our media-saturated culture. Presenting for the first time in English the work of influential scholars who worked with or were influenced by Bourdieu, this volume is the one and only book for Anglophone scholars seeking a more detailed elaboration of field theory in relation to the mass media.

In his short book 'On Television', Bourdieu provided a powerful critique of the 'journalistic field', but what exactly does he mean by this? How does the journalistic field relate to external economic and political pressures? And what kind of autonomy can, or should, journalists expect to maintain? Such questions are taken up in case studies of such diverse phenomena as media coverage of the AIDS-contaminated blood scandal in France, U.S. youth media activism, and political interview shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Chapters by both American and French scholars also demonstrate methods for measuring field autonomy and spatially mapping journalistic fields, or discuss the similarities and differences between field theory, new institutionalism, hegemony, and differentiation theory. Rejecting all forms of dogmatism, the authors in this volume demonstrate why field theory remains a "work in progress," and indeed, a research paradigm whose promise has only begun to be tapped. The book includes an important and hitherto unpublished text by Pierre Bourdieu, 'Fields of Journalism, Social Science and Politics', and contributions from Rodney Benson, Patrick Champagne, Eric Darras, Julien Duval, Daniel Hallin, Eric Klinenberg, Dominique Marchetti, Erik Neveu, and Michael Schudson.

This will be an invaluable text for all students and scholars of media and cultural studies, communication studies, sociology, or journalism.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745633879
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/24/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

List of Contributors.

Chapter 1 Introduction: Field Theory as a work inProgress - Rodney Benson and Erik Neveu.

PART I: THEORETICAL ORIENTATIONS.

Chapter 2 The Political Field, The Social Science Field,and the Journalistic Field - Pierre Bourdieu.

Chapter 3 The Double Dependency: The Journalistic FieldBetween Politics and Markets - Patrick Champagne.

Chapter 4 Sub-Fields of Specialized Journalism -Dominique Marchetti.

PART II: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES.

Chapter 5 Mapping Field Variation: Journalism in Franceand the United States - Rodney Benson.

Chapter 6 The Contaminated Blood Scandal: ReframingMedical News - Patrick Champagne and Dominique Marchetti.

Chapter 7 Economic Journalism in France - JulienDuval.

Chapter 8 Media Consercration of the Political Order -Eric Durras.

Chapter 9 Channeling into the Journalistic Field: YouthActivism and the Media Justice Movement - Eric Klinenberg.

PART III : CRITICAL REFLECTIONS.

Chapter 10 Bourdieu, the Frankfurt School and Cultural Studies:On Some Misunderstandings - Erik Neveu.

Chapter 11 Autonomy from What? - Michael Schudson.

Chapter 12 Two Approaches to Comparative Media Research: FieldTheory and Differentiation Theory - Daniel C. Hallin.

Select Bibliography.

Index

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >