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Ideology critique: the challenge for media studies

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posted on 18.06.2015, 08:24 by John Downey, Gavan Titley, Jason Toynbee
Taking our bearings from Stuart Hall’s essay from 1982, ‘The rediscovery of “ideology”: return of the repressed in media studies’, we argue in this discussion piece for the need to pick up the tools of ideology critique once again. Quite simply, the contemporary moment where accelerating inequality is masked by blame of the poor and of migrants demands it. The case is made first through a critique of ideological responses to the economic crisis after 2008. Then in the final section we examine advocacy of ‘social mobility’ in the public sphere, an ideological project if ever there was one.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY

Volume

36

Issue

6

Pages

878 - 887 (10)

Citation

DOWNEY, J., TITLEY, G. and TOYNBEE, J., 2014. Ideology critique: the challenge for media studies. MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY, 36 (6), pp. 878-887.

Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Version

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Publisher statement

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Publication date

2014

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ISSN

0163-4437

Language

en

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