‘Ideology’: a note on conceptual salvage

John Corner

in Theorising Media

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780719082603
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781703182 | DOI:
‘Ideology’: a note on conceptual salvage

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This chapter re-examines the debate about ideology, with a focus on argument in the 1990s. It analyses the books Ideology and Modern Culture by John B. Thompson and Ideology by Teun A. van Dijk, and Mark Edmundson's article on the problems of cultural criticism. The analysis suggests that, around the idea of ideology, there is no coherent theoretical scheme that can effectively guide the analysis of the ways in which meanings and values relate to material interests.

Keywords: ideology; Modern Culture; John B. Thompson; Van Dijk; Mark Edmundson; cultural criticism

Chapter.  5282 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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