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Ideology: towards renewal of a critical concept

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posted on 08.11.2016 by John Downey, Jason Toynbee
In this response to our critics and fellow-travellers we reaffirm our claim that contemporary media studies should reinvent a critical concept of ideology. We do this through addressing some of the problems with older critical conceptions of ideology and suggesting potentially fruitful ways forward through engaging with research traditions that have become neglected or are overlooked in the field. This avowedly inter-disciplinary position draws on political philosophy, critical realism, ordinary language philosophy, and discursive psychology. At the end of the essay we show how a critical concept of ideology can be applied in analysis of news reporting.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Media, Culture and Society

Volume

38

Issue

8

Pages

1261 - 1271

Citation

DOWNEY, J. and TOYNBEE, J.,2016. Ideology: towards renewal of a critical concept. Media, Culture and Society, 38(8), pp. 1261-1271.

Publisher

Sage (© The Authors)

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

07/09/2016

Publication date

2016

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Media, Culture and Society and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443716671494

ISSN

0163-4437

eISSN

1460-3675

Language

en

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