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The Media and Cultural Production
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The Media and Cultural Production

First Edition
  • Eric Louw - University of Queensland, Australia


June 2001 | 229 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book offers a fresh and accessible introduction to the relationship between media power and cultural production. By marshalling a range of theoretical perspectives from political economy and cultural studies, The Media and Cultural Production invites the reader to analyze the relationship between the making of meaning, political, economic and social power and the machinery of cultural production - the media.

The book: critically examines the notion of the `cultural industries'; examines the regulatory framework in which the cultural industries operate; looks at the impact of globalization on cultural production; explores the way in which meaning is both produced and contested.

The Media and Cultural Production demonstrates how concepts in communication and cultural studies can be mobilized to analyze cultural production in a range of contexts.

 
The Struggle for Power and the Struggle for Meaning
 
Sites for Making Meaning I
The Culture Industry

 
 
Sites for Making Meaning II
The Regulatory Framework

 
 
Sites for Making Meaning III
Commercialization and the `Death of the Public Sphere'

 
 
Striving for Discursive Closure
The Struggle for Hegemony

 
 
Moving to an Informational Economy
The New Rules of the Power Game in Global Network Capitalism

 
 
Circulating Meaning I
Making News

 
 
Circulating Meaning II
The Public Relations-izing of War

 
 
Circulating Meaning III
Making Sense of Distant Places

 
 
The Limits of Power
Resisting Dominant Meanings

 

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 4

Chapter 7

Chapter 10


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