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Foundations of critical media and information studies, Christian Fuchs

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Foundations of critical media and information studies
Title
Foundations of critical media and information studies
Statement of responsibility
Christian Fuchs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1976-
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Fuchs, Christian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in sociology
Series volume
52
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  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Critical theory
  • Information society
  • Information technology
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Foundations of critical media and information studies, Christian Fuchs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [350]-374) and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- pt. I Theory -- 2. Critical theory today -- 2.1. What is critical theory? -- 2.2. The problem of immanence and transcendence in critical theory -- 2.2.1. The positivist notion of critique -- 2.2.2. The postmodern notion of critique -- 2.2.3. Critical theory as immanent transcendence -- 2.3. The debate on redistribution and recognition: the problem of base and superstructure in critical theory -- 2.3.1. Fraser and Honneth: the debate on redistribution and recognition as a reframing of the problem of base and superstructure in critical theory -- 2.3.2. Base and superstructure reconsidered: towards a dialectical model of society and a dialectic-materialistic moral philosophy -- 2.4. Dialectical philosophy and critical theory -- 2.4.1. Dialectical thinking as ideology -- 2.4.2. Negative dialectics: Adorno and Bhaskar -- 2.4.3. Marcuse, Bloch and beyond: the subject-object dialectic -- 2.5. Conclusion -- 3. Critical media and information studies -- 3.1. Information science and media and communication studies -- 3.2. Critical media, communication and information studies -- 3.3. Dialectical philosophy and critical media and information studies -- 3.4. Information society theory and informational capitalism -- 3.5. Conclusion -- 4. Karl Marx and critical media and information studies -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. The Marxian circuit of capital -- 4.3. Karl Marx on media and communication -- 4.3.1. The role of the media in commodity production -- 4.3.1.1. Media technology as technology of rationalization -- 4.3.1.2. The specific process of capital concentration and centralization in the realm of the media -- 4.3.1.3. The specific role of media capital in the production of media contents -- 4.3.1.4. The general role of the media in intra-organizational corporate communication -- 4.3.1.5. The general role of the media in the globalization of capitalism -- 4.3.2. The role of the media in commodity circulation -- 4.3.2.1. The specific function of media infrastructure capital in the accumulation by transmitting media contents -- 4.3.2.2. The media as carriers of advertising messages that advance commodity sales -- 4.3.2.3. The general role of the media in reducing the circulation and turnover time of capital -- 4.3.2.4. Media and the globalization of world trade -- 4.3.2.5. The spatial centralization of capital by means of transportation and communication -- 4.3.3. Media and ideology -- 4.3.4. Alternative roles of the media -- 4.4. Conclusion -- pt. II Case studies -- 5. The media and information economy and the new imperialism -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Theories of new imperialism and global capitalism -- 5.3. An empirical analysis of the new imperialism -- 5.3.1. The concentration of capital -- 5.3.2. The dominance of finance capital -- 5.3.3. The importance of capital export -- 5.3.4. The economic division of the world among big corporations -- 5.3.5. The political division of the world -- 5.4. Informational capitalism and the new imperialism: an empirical analysis -- 5.4.1. The concentration of capital in the information sector -- 5.4.2. Finance capital and information capital -- 5.4.3. Capital export and the information industries -- 5.4.4. The economic division of the world and information corporations -- 5.4.5. The role of information in the political division of the world -- 5.5. Conclusion -- 6. The new crisis of capitalism and the role of the media and information economy -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. The new capitalist crisis -- 6.2.1. Economic crisis - a consequence of regulation failures? -- 6.2.2. Crisis as failure of capitalism -- 6.2.3. Karl Marx and the crisis economy of finance capitalism -- 6.3. Capitalist crisis and the capitalist information economy -- 6.4. Conclusion -- 6.5. Data appendix -- 7. Participatory web 2.0 as ideology -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Participatory democracy -- 7.3. Ideology critique of claims about participatory web 2.0 -- 7.4. Class, exploitation and the Internet -- 7.5. Conclusion -- pt. III Alternatives -- 8. Alternative media as critical media -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Theories and concepts of alternative media -- 8.3. Alternative media as critical media -- 8.4. Critical media and the counter-public sphere -- 8.5. A typology of critical media -- 8.6. An alternative Internet -- 8.7. Conclusion -- 9. Conclusion -- 9.1. Guidelines for critical media and information studies -- 9.2. Towards a commons-based Internet? -- 9.3. Struggles for a commons-based society?
Control code
ocn613423948
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 384 p.
Isbn
9780415588812
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010033866
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)613423948
Label
Foundations of critical media and information studies, Christian Fuchs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [350]-374) and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- pt. I Theory -- 2. Critical theory today -- 2.1. What is critical theory? -- 2.2. The problem of immanence and transcendence in critical theory -- 2.2.1. The positivist notion of critique -- 2.2.2. The postmodern notion of critique -- 2.2.3. Critical theory as immanent transcendence -- 2.3. The debate on redistribution and recognition: the problem of base and superstructure in critical theory -- 2.3.1. Fraser and Honneth: the debate on redistribution and recognition as a reframing of the problem of base and superstructure in critical theory -- 2.3.2. Base and superstructure reconsidered: towards a dialectical model of society and a dialectic-materialistic moral philosophy -- 2.4. Dialectical philosophy and critical theory -- 2.4.1. Dialectical thinking as ideology -- 2.4.2. Negative dialectics: Adorno and Bhaskar -- 2.4.3. Marcuse, Bloch and beyond: the subject-object dialectic -- 2.5. Conclusion -- 3. Critical media and information studies -- 3.1. Information science and media and communication studies -- 3.2. Critical media, communication and information studies -- 3.3. Dialectical philosophy and critical media and information studies -- 3.4. Information society theory and informational capitalism -- 3.5. Conclusion -- 4. Karl Marx and critical media and information studies -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. The Marxian circuit of capital -- 4.3. Karl Marx on media and communication -- 4.3.1. The role of the media in commodity production -- 4.3.1.1. Media technology as technology of rationalization -- 4.3.1.2. The specific process of capital concentration and centralization in the realm of the media -- 4.3.1.3. The specific role of media capital in the production of media contents -- 4.3.1.4. The general role of the media in intra-organizational corporate communication -- 4.3.1.5. The general role of the media in the globalization of capitalism -- 4.3.2. The role of the media in commodity circulation -- 4.3.2.1. The specific function of media infrastructure capital in the accumulation by transmitting media contents -- 4.3.2.2. The media as carriers of advertising messages that advance commodity sales -- 4.3.2.3. The general role of the media in reducing the circulation and turnover time of capital -- 4.3.2.4. Media and the globalization of world trade -- 4.3.2.5. The spatial centralization of capital by means of transportation and communication -- 4.3.3. Media and ideology -- 4.3.4. Alternative roles of the media -- 4.4. Conclusion -- pt. II Case studies -- 5. The media and information economy and the new imperialism -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Theories of new imperialism and global capitalism -- 5.3. An empirical analysis of the new imperialism -- 5.3.1. The concentration of capital -- 5.3.2. The dominance of finance capital -- 5.3.3. The importance of capital export -- 5.3.4. The economic division of the world among big corporations -- 5.3.5. The political division of the world -- 5.4. Informational capitalism and the new imperialism: an empirical analysis -- 5.4.1. The concentration of capital in the information sector -- 5.4.2. Finance capital and information capital -- 5.4.3. Capital export and the information industries -- 5.4.4. The economic division of the world and information corporations -- 5.4.5. The role of information in the political division of the world -- 5.5. Conclusion -- 6. The new crisis of capitalism and the role of the media and information economy -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. The new capitalist crisis -- 6.2.1. Economic crisis - a consequence of regulation failures? -- 6.2.2. Crisis as failure of capitalism -- 6.2.3. Karl Marx and the crisis economy of finance capitalism -- 6.3. Capitalist crisis and the capitalist information economy -- 6.4. Conclusion -- 6.5. Data appendix -- 7. Participatory web 2.0 as ideology -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Participatory democracy -- 7.3. Ideology critique of claims about participatory web 2.0 -- 7.4. Class, exploitation and the Internet -- 7.5. Conclusion -- pt. III Alternatives -- 8. Alternative media as critical media -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Theories and concepts of alternative media -- 8.3. Alternative media as critical media -- 8.4. Critical media and the counter-public sphere -- 8.5. A typology of critical media -- 8.6. An alternative Internet -- 8.7. Conclusion -- 9. Conclusion -- 9.1. Guidelines for critical media and information studies -- 9.2. Towards a commons-based Internet? -- 9.3. Struggles for a commons-based society?
Control code
ocn613423948
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 384 p.
Isbn
9780415588812
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010033866
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)613423948

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