Political Economy

Vincent Mosco

in Communication

ISBN: 9780199756841
Published online February 2011 | | DOI:
Political Economy


The communication scholar interested in the political economy approach starts by studying different ways to define it, then identifies its fundamental characteristics and major schools of thought. From here, it is important to consider how communication scholars have drawn on political economy theory to carry out research on communication media and information technologies. To do this, it is necessary to understand the key processes that make up the primary starting points for a political economy of communication: Commodification, Spatialization, and Structuration. It is also important to explore how the political economy of communication responds to challenges from disciplines on its borders, specifically from Cultural Studies, especially by examining efforts to build bridges across theoretical divides.

Article.  7941 words. 

Subjects: Communication Studies

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