Critical political economy of communications: A mid-term review
Hardy, J. 2014. Critical political economy of communications: A mid-term review. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics. 10 (2), pp. 189-202.
If we take the late 1960s as a starting point, an explicitly defined ‘critical political economy of communications’ is nearly 50 years old. How salient today are the core concerns that shaped this tradition? What are the emergent themes in contemporary critical media studies? While critical political economy’s attention to the way media industries are organized and financed has become a more central consideration across the field of media and communication studies, this mainstreaming has been accompanied by disconnection from the critical political economy tradition. Reviewing that paradox, the article identifies emergent research themes and argues for the relevance of critical political economy approaches for contemporary investigations into the problems of the media.
|Journal||International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics|
|Journal citation||10 (2), pp. 189-202|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1386/macp.10.2.189_1|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1386/macp.10.2.189_1|
|01 Jun 2014|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||14 Sep 2017|
|Copyright information||© 2014 Intellect|
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