Discourse Theory and Critical Media Politics

Discourse Theory and Critical Media Politics

by Lincoln Dahlberg
     
 

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A systematic examination of the relationship between post-Marxist discourse theory and media studies. This volume interrogates discourse theory – as read via the work of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe – through an engagement with major approaches to critical media politics and a range of issues in contemporary media politics.See more details below

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A systematic examination of the relationship between post-Marxist discourse theory and media studies. This volume interrogates discourse theory – as read via the work of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe – through an engagement with major approaches to critical media politics and a range of issues in contemporary media politics.

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"I came to this collection as a discourse theory sceptic. I still have doubts, but the editors' lucid and helpful introduction, and the excellent chapters, have opened my eyes and ears to the potential value of this approach. This is a major contribution to theorising the contemporary media."
- David Hesmondhalgh, University of Leeds, UK

"Lincoln Dahlberg and Sean Phelan have compiled an excellent collection of studies on Discourse Theory and Critical Media Politics that clarify how discourse theory can work to enrich media/communication studies. The introduction provides a succinct overview of contemporary discussions and positions concerning discourse theory and the succeeding articles provide articulation of the concept with studies of media, democracy, and contemporary politics."
- Douglas Kellner, UCLA, USA

"This is a most welcome volume. It presents a long overdue engagement between media politics and discourse theory. Combining theoretical discussion and empirical illustration, this important volume takes Discourse Theory forward in this crucial field."
- Lasse Thomassen, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230343573
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/12/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
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