The political economy of communication / Vincent Mosco.

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Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. ; SAGE, 2009.Edition: Second edition.Description: x, 268 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781412947015; 1412947014; 9781412947008; 1412947006.Subject(s): Communication -- Economic aspectsLooking glass | Power (Social sciences)Looking glassNote: Previous ed.: 1996.Note: Bibliography: pages 237-261. - Includes index.
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The Political Economy of Communication provides a thorough coverage of an important area of communication studies: the political economy approach to media.This highly successful text has been thoroughly updated, restructured and rewritten in this new edition, clearly demonstrating how power operates across all media, from newspapers to Facebook, and how media power intersects with globalization, social class, race, gender and surveillance. Key FeaturesProvides a summary of the field of political economy, looking at its history and major schools of thoughtHighlights the work of key figures and differences that established the divide between economics and political economyExplains the necessity of media students to understand the general political economy tradition and the way in which it informs the political economy of communicationAddresses the interdisciplinary nature of the field, with its links to economics, geography and sociology, and cultural and policy studiesThis book offers a unique overview of the field of political economy of communication and will be of use to upper level undergraduate and graduate students of media and communication.

Previous ed.: 1996.

Bibliography: pages 237-261. - Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Overview of the Political Economy of Communication
  • What is Political Economy? Definitions and Characteristics
  • What is Political Economy? Schools of Thought
  • The Development of a Political Economy of Communication
  • The Political Economy of Communication: Building a Foundation
  • The Political Economy of Communication Today
  • Commodification: Content, Audiences, Labour
  • Spatialization: Space, Time, and Communication
  • Structuration: Class, Gender, Race, Social Movements, Hegemony
  • Challenges on the Borders and Beyond

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Vincent Mosco is Canada Research Chair in Communication and Society and Professor of Sociology at Queen's University, Canada.

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