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    Ideology critique: the challenge for media studies

    Downey, John and Titley, Gavan and Toynbee, Jason (2014) Ideology critique: the challenge for media studies. Media, Culture & Society, 36 (6). pp. 878-887.

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    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: crisis, critique; ideology; inequality; media; public sphere;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 11861
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    Depositing User: Gavan Titley
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 17:57
    Journal or Publication Title: Media, Culture & Society
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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