Media Power and Politics

Media Power and Politics

by James Curran, James Curran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415077400

ISBN-13: 9780415077408

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Media and Power addresses three key questions about the relationship between media and society.
*How much power do the media have?
*Who really controls the media?
*What is the relationship between media and power in society?

In this major new book, James Curran reviews the different answers which have been given, before advancing original

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Media and Power addresses three key questions about the relationship between media and society.
*How much power do the media have?
*Who really controls the media?
*What is the relationship between media and power in society?

In this major new book, James Curran reviews the different answers which have been given, before advancing original interpretations in a series of ground-breaking essays.
This book also provides a guided tour of the major debates in media studies. What part did the media play in the making of modern society? How did 'new media' change society in the past? Will radical media research recover from its mid-life crisis? Is public service television the dying product of the nation in an age of globalization? Media and Power provides both a clear introduction to media research and an innovative analysis of media power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415077408
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Communication and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Pt. IMedia history1
1Rival narratives of media history3
2New media and power55
3Capitalism and control of the press79
Pt. IIMedia sociology105
4New revisionism in media and cultural studies107
5Renewing the radical tradition127
6Globalization theory: the absent debate166
Pt. IIIMedia politics185
7Globalization, social change and television reform187
8Media and democracy: the third way217
Notes248
Bibliography261
Index301

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