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dc.contributor.authorFuchs, Christian
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2018-09-10 11:37:46
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:57:00Z
dc.identifier619390
dc.identifierOCN: 982244626
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32047
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36766
dc.description.abstract"This book contributes to the foundations of a critical theory of communication as shaped by the forces of digital capitalism. One of the world's leading theorists of digital media Professor Christian Fuchs explores how the thought of some of the Frankfurt School’s key thinkers can be deployed for critically understanding media in the age of the Internet. Five essays that form the heart of this book review aspects of the works of Georg Lukács, Theodor W. Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Axel Honneth and Jürgen Habermas and apply them as elements of a critical theory of communication's foundations. The approach taken starts from Georg Lukács Ontology of Social Being, draws on the work of the Frankfurt School thinkers, and sets them into dialogue with the Cultural Materialism of Raymond Williams.Critical Theory of Communication offers a vital set of new insights on how communication operates in the age of information, digital media and social media, arguing that we need to transcend the communication theory of Habermas by establishing a dialectical and cultural-materialist critical theory of communication. It is the first title in a major new book series 'Critical Digital and Social Media Studies' published by the University of Westminster Press."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTC Communication studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFD Media studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology
dc.subject.othermarxist theory
dc.subject.otherhabermas
dc.subject.othersocial media
dc.subject.otherdigital media
dc.subject.othertheories of communication
dc.subject.otherfrankfurt school critical theory
dc.subject.otherCapitalism
dc.subject.otherDialectic
dc.subject.otherGyörgy Lukács
dc.subject.otherHerbert Marcuse
dc.subject.otherTheodor W. Adorno
dc.titleCritical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.16997/book1
oapen.relation.isPublishedByebf00090-01f8-4204-9e78-018b9f254c60
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of Westminster Press
oapen.relation.isbn9781911534051;9781911534068;9781911534075
oapen.pages230


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