Revisiting the political economy of communication

Garnham, N and Fuchs, Christian (2014) Revisiting the political economy of communication. tripleC: Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society, 12 (1). pp. 102-141. ISSN 1726-670X


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This tripleC contribution is based on a research seminar that took place at the University of Westminster on January 22, 2014. It featured a conversation with Nicholas Garnham that was chaired by Christian Fuchs. We publish here both the audio-recording as well as a printed version, for which the audio version acted as foundation, but that was entirely re-written. The task of the paper and the seminar was to revisit some of Nicholas Garnham’s ideas, writings and contributions to the study of the Political Economy of Communication and to reflect on the concepts, history, current status and perspectives of this field and the broader study of political economy today. The topics covered include Raymond Williams’ cultural materialism, Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of culture, the debate between Political Economy and Cultural Studies, information society theory, Karl Marx’s theory and the critique of capitalism.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: political economy of communication, cultural studies, media and communication studies, cultural materialism, sociology of culture, Raymond Williams, Pierre Bourdieu, political economy vs. cultural studies, information society, Karl Marx, capitalism
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
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Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 14:32
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 13:25

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