The Political Economy of Communication
"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:
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3 WHAT IS POLITICAL ECONOMY? SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT
4 THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POLITICAL ECONOMY OF COMMUNICATION
BUILDING A FOUNDATION
6 THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF COMMUNICATION TODAY
CONTENT AUDIENCES LABOR
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