The Political Economy of Communication (Hardback)
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The Political Economy of Communication (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 23/04/2009
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"A masterpiece... the one single indispensable book that all media students and scholars need to read to understand this vital and growing area of research."
- Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"A contemporary classic of media studies. Vincent Mosco, among the leading media scholars of our or any time, brings his searing insights and crystal prose to bear on the latest issues and debates of the field... An indispensable resource for researchers, activists, and students everywhere."
- Toby Miller, University of California, Riverside

Since publication of its first edition, The Political Economy of Communication has established itself as a true classic and one of the most important contributions to the field. This second edition has been thoroughly restructured, updated and expanded to make it an indispensable text for students and scholars alike. Putting the student at the centre of its updates, this book:
Maps the definitions and foundations of political economyAdds 3 new chapters to explore current trends, from feminism and labour to new media, forms of resistance, media reform and democracyIllustrates throughout how power operates across the 21st century media landscapeExplores key issues in how media power intersects with globalization, social class, race, gender and surveillanceShows media students why it is essential to understand political economy and its application to media and communication. Combining penetrating theoretical analysis with passionate commitment, Vincent Mosco once again gives readers an indispensable introduction to the field.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412947008
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 634 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
Vincent Mosco's heavily revised and thoroughly updated Political Economy of Communication is a masterpiece. (It) is the one single indispensable book that all media students and scholars need to read to understand this vital and growing area of research
Robert W. McChesney
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mosco has done all students of communication a great service by updating this book. It captures, summarizes and illustrates an important set of voices and arguments, key interlocutors in the ongoing effort to construct a critical theory and analytic of contemporary communication and culture
Lawrence Grossberg
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Political Economy of Communication is a contemporary classic of media studies. Now, in this comprehensively revised second edition, Vincent Mosco, among the leading media scholars of our or any time, brings his searing insights and crystal prose to bear on the latest issues and debates of the field... An indispensable resource for researchers, activists, and students everywhere. It is a classic all over again
Toby Miller
University of California, Riverside

The new edition is updated throughout with an expansive bibliography and insights into the intersections between political economy and other disciplines such as sociology, geography, cultural studies, public choice theory and science and technology studies, among others...Mosco's The Political Economy of Communication, second edition, is a very important resource for scholars, providing a critical and updated review of the field while proposing a forward-looking vision. The book highlights fresh potentials and the continuous relevance of the political economy approach to the study of communication. I would also recommend this as a textbook for graduate courses.


International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

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