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Capitalism and Communication Nicholas Garnham

Capitalism and Communication By Nicholas Garnham

Capitalism and Communication by Nicholas Garnham


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Summary

A leading exponent of the political economy approach to mass communication poses an intellectual challenge to the currently dominant postmodernist and information-society theories. His essays investigate the role of the media and cultural institutions in contemporary capitalist societies.

Capitalism and Communication Summary

Capitalism and Communication by Nicholas Garnham

In Capitalism and Communication a leading exponent of the political economy approach to mass communication poses an intellectual challenge to the currently dominant postmodernist and information-society theories. Combining theoretical reflection with empirical case studies, these essays investigate the role of the media and cultural institutions in contemporary capitalist societies. The debate revolved around two questions, one concerning public policy, the other media studies. Under current economic and political conditions, what are the appropriate forms and places for government intervention? What should cultural and media studies be studying, how and why? Nicholas Garnham argues that only Marxist political economy offers an adequate theoretical foundation for understanding the dual nature - both economic and political - of communication practice in capitalist societies. He pays particular attention to the impact of global economic restructuring and the associated spread of new telecommunication technologies. This theme is linked to an argument against the media-centric approach to the study of communications. The author contends instead that the media are worth studying essentially because they bring into focus key wider problems within both social science and politics. This defence of modernism, combining rationalism with democracy, will be of interest to all concerned with communication studies, cultural studies and the sociology and political economy of the media.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Methodology and the mass media: contribution to a political economy of mass communication; film and media studies - reconstructing the subject; the myths of video - a disciplinary reminder; Pierre Bourdieu and the sociology of culture - an introduction; politics and the mass media in the United Kingdom. Part 2 Policy and politics - public service broadcasting and the information market: the media and the public sphere; public service versus the market; telecommunications policy in the United Kingdom. Part 3 The political economy and the production of culture: public policy and the cultural industries; the economics of the US motion picture industry.

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GOR003892034
9780803982581
0803982585
Capitalism and Communication by Nicholas Garnham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Ltd
19900607
224
N/A
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