Marxism and Communication Studies: The Point Is to Change It

Marxism and Communication Studies: The Point Is to Change It

by Lee Artz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820481262

ISBN-13: 9780820481265

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

There is a timely and urgent need for a reasoned dialogue reassessing how Marxism can advance the study of human communication and transform the social world in which it is embedded. Indeed, ongoing world-historical events - including the vigorously organized market globalization, the corresponding insurgent global anticorporate movement, and the conflicts

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Overview

There is a timely and urgent need for a reasoned dialogue reassessing how Marxism can advance the study of human communication and transform the social world in which it is embedded. Indeed, ongoing world-historical events - including the vigorously organized market globalization, the corresponding insurgent global anticorporate movement, and the conflicts engendered by the U.S. invasion of Iraq - have underscored the importance of a thorough critique of global capitalism and its telecommunication technologies and practices.
This important new collection, featuring essays by leading scholars and practitioners, provides a much-needed overview and assessment of Marxism’s significance to contemporary thinking in communication and media studies. Contributors demonstrate how a Marxist perspective can be usefully applied to specific case studies in communication, providing valuable insights and understandings that are not obtainable using other approaches.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820481265
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
1,191,940
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : toward conditions of our own making1
1On the material and the dialectic : toward a class analysis of communication5
2Change happens : materialist dialectics and communication studies53
3Media, culture, and society : the relevance of Marx's dialectical method71
4Revisiting the political economy of communication87
5Contradictions in capitalist media practices111
6Lost in translation : the distortion of Egemonia133
7The convictions of reflexivity : Pierre Bourdieu and Marxist theory in communication157
8Toward a political economy of culture : capitalism and communication in the sixteenth century173
9Communication and contradiction : living history and the sport pages of the Daily Worker191
10Corporate culture versus public education and democracy : a call for critical pedagogy203
11From the weapon of criticism to criticism by weapons : critical communication scholarship, Marxism, and political activism217

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