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Internationalizing Media Theory: Transition, Power, Culture (Media Culture & Society Series)

Internationalizing Media Theory: Transition, Power, Culture (Media Culture & Society Series)

By: John D. H. Downing (author)Paperback

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In this provocative book John Downing explores the many roles of the media within the fundamental political, economic and cultural changes that took place during the turbulence in Eastern Europe between 1980 and 1995. He examines the central elements underlying these changes: power, the state, societal change, the economy, institutionalized racism, ethnic insurgency, secrecy and surveillance. Internationalizing Media Theory critically evaluates media theories in relation to political and economic transitions, and challenges political science approaches for their failure to address vital issues in media and communication. Using a comparative and international focus, Downing analyzes the changes in Russia, Poland and Hungary and explores key aspects of the media during this period.

About Author

John Downing is Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the Univeristy of Texas, Austin. He is a co-editor of Questioning the Media (1990) and has contributed to the journals Media, Culture & Society and Discourse & Society

Contents

Political Science, Communication Research and the Transition, 1980-95Russia, Poland, Hungary in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Era A Preliminary OverviewMedia and Communication The Post-Stalin EraEastern European Transitions The Communico-Cultural DimensionEastern European Transitions The Politico-Economic DimensionMedia in Post-Sovietized Societies from 1989-91 to 1995Mainstream Media Theory and Change in Eastern EuropeCritical Media Theory and Change in Eastern EuropeConclusions

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780803987111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780803987111
  • ISBN10: 0803987110

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