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Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business

Key Thinkers in Critical Communication Scholarship

From the Pioneers to the Next Generation

Editors: Lent, John A., Amazeen, Michelle (Eds.)

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About this book

The personal anecdotes and candid reflections on the lives and work of these important critical scholars, and their predictions on the future of the field, make this book a valuable resource for scholars and students of communication, media studies, political economy, political science, and those interested in critical theoretical approaches.

About the authors

Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA Christian Fuchs, University of Westminster, UK Edward S. Herman, University of Pennsylvania, USA John A. Lent, Temple University, USA Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Eileen R. Meehan, Southern Illinois University, USA Vincent Mosco, Queen's University, Canada Graham Murdock, Loughborough University, UK Manjunath Pendakur, Florida Atlantic University, USA Gerald Sussman, Portland State University, USA Janet Wasko, University of Oregon, USA Yuezhi Zhao, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Reviews

"A revelation twice-over. The interviews collected in this book give us fascinating and perceptive self-portraits, by some of our foremost radical communications scholars: both the prevailing patterns of power, and the individual political commitments needed to challenge them, stand clearly before us. Along the way, the book provides rich insights into the structure of contemporary communications, confirming that critical scholarship has built up a unique capacity to comprehend this crucial domain." - Dan Schiller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

"This fascinating and incisive collection provides a rare glimpse into the personal histories and academic careers of the foremost thinkers in critical communication studies. In vividly recalling their early lives and professional trajectories, each of the interviewees reveals how their scholarship and activism have been animated by individual struggles with social and political injustices. The candor and sincerity of the conversations speak to Lent and Amazeen's unique strengths as interviewers, and they have succeeded in producing a wonderfully rich and intriguing intellectual history of the political economy of communication." - Brooke Erin Duffy, Temple University, USA

"With critical approaches now well established in many communications programs, this book provides invaluable first-person narratives of the struggle to secure critical communication scholarship, and the ongoing challenges it presents for researchers, activists, and policy-makers worldwide." Terry Flew, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

'Contributors to this volume represent a Who's Who of critical communication scholarship. The insights they provide about their background can help us understand the social and intellectual factors that have motivated their work.' - Joseph Turow, The Annenberg School for Communication, USA


Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-46341-8
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Hardcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-46340-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Key Thinkers in Critical Communication Scholarship
Book Subtitle
From the Pioneers to the Next Generation
Editors
  • John A. Lent
  • Michelle Amazeen
Series Title
Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46341-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137463418
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46340-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 252
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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