Media and Left


Editor: Savaş Çoban
The recent economic crisis, and the challenges to democracy in an increasingly globalized world, brings into sharp relief the importance of mass communication. This volume explores a range of issues, from the nature of communication, to the role of the media industry, to the way that mass communication has facilitated social movements in many parts of the world. Revisiting the works of Karl Marx and others, the essays bring a new perspective and a renewed interest in critical analyses of communication practices globally. This collection represents the cutting edge of communication research introducing a new generation of scholars to understanding changes in the way we learn about our society. Contributors are: Arthur Asa Berger, Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Savaş Çoban, John Bellamy Foster, Christian Fuchs, Douglas Kellner, Robert W. McChesney, David Miller, Marisol Sandoval, Nick Stevenson, Gerald Sussman, Mandy Tröger, and Michael Wayne.
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Biographical Note

Savaş Çoban is an independent scholar, completing his PhD in the field of Radio-TV Communication. His works include the publications: Azınlıklar ve Dil (Su Yayınları 2005); Hegemonya Aracı ve İdeolojik Aygıt Olarak Medya (Parşömen Yayınları 2013); Media's Role in the Socialist Era (Amani International Publishers 2013); Azınlıklar, Ötekiler ve Medya (co-edited with Yasemin İnceoğlu; Ayrıntı Yayınları 2014), and Medya ve İktidar (co-edited with Esra Arsan; Evrensel Basım Yayın 2014).

Table of contents

List of Tables and Figures Foreword, Robert W. McChesney About the Authors Introduction, Savaş Çoban 1. The Spectre of Marx, Michael Wayne The Political Crisis The Media Crisis The Economic Crisis 2. Culture, Communication & Ideology = Forms of Work, Christian Fuchs Introduction Work/Communication-Dualism: Jürgen Habermas and Klaus Holzkamp on Communication and Work Raymond Williams’ Cultural Materialism Cultural Production as a Form of Work Communication as a Form of Work Ideological Labour and Critical Work Conclusion 3. Media Power and Class Power: Overplaying Ideology, David Miller Media Power and Class Power The Ideological Effect? Gramsci to the Rescue? Back to Marx Democracy Corporate Power and the Media Corporate and Class Power Beyond the Media Conclusion 4. The Cultural Apparatus of Monopoly Capital: An Introduction, John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney Brecht, the Frankfurt School, and the Concept of Cultural Apparatus Mills, Thompson, and Williams Toward a Wider Political Economy of Communication: The 1960s Critique The Critique of Culture and the Media in the 1960s The New Left and Communication: The 1960s and ‘70s and Today 5. The War Against Democracy in the UK, Nick Stevenson 6. Infamy and Indoctrination in American Media and Politics, Arthur Asa Berger Practice Theory 7. U.S. Media and the World, Gerald Sussman Media and Popular Culture: The U.S. Transnational Power Context American Media and Internal Colonization The Future of Capitalist Media 8. The Evolving Business Models of Network News? Oliver Boyd-Barrett Introduction Network History A Question of Complicity Trends of Change in the New Millennium Transitioning from Network to Post-Network Age Conclusion 9. Corporate Social (Ir)Responsibility in Media And Communication Industries, Marisol Sandoval Introduction Theories of CSR in Media and Communication Iindustries Corporate Social (Ir)Responsibility in Media and Communication Companies Conclusion 10. Media Spectacle and the North African Arab Uprisings: Some Critical Reflections, Douglas Kellner The Rise and Triumph of Media Spectacle Guy Debord and the Society of the Spectacle The North African Arab Uprisings Sparks in Tunisia Upheaval in Egypt Tumult in the Arab World 2011: From the Arab Spring to Bloody, Summer, Fall and Winter Concluding Comments 11. Turkey’s ‘War and Peace’ The Kurdish Question and the Media, Savaş Çoban The Kurdish Presentation and Perception Internationally Presentation and Perception in the Turkish Media The Kurdish Media Conclusion Epilogue: ‘The Left’ as Needed Ideology, Mandy Tröger Index