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The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications

The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications (Hardback)

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Over the last decade, political economy has grown rapidly as a specialist area of research and teaching within communications and media studies and is now established as a core element in university programmes around the world. The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications offers students and scholars a comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date and accessible overview of key areas and debates. * Combines overviews of core ideas with new case study materials and the best of contemporary theorization and research * Written many of the best known authors in the field * Includes an international line-up of contributors, drawn from the key markets of North and Latin America, Europe, Australasia, and the Far East

Janet Wasko is the Knight Chair for Communication Research at the University of Oregon (USA). She is the author of How Hollywood Works (2003), Understanding Disney: The Manufacture of Fantasy (2001), and Hollywood in the Information Age: Beyond the Silver Screen (1994), editor of A Companion to Television (Blackwell, 2005) and Dazzled by Disney? The Global Disney Audience Project (2001), as well as other volumes on the political economy of communication and democratic media. She is the current head of the Political Economy Section of the IAMCR. Graham Murdock is reader in the Sociology of Culture at Loughborough University (UK). Before moving to Loughborough, he worked for some years at Leicester University where he was a leading member of the pioneering centre for Mass Communication Research. Helena Sousa is Associate Professor at the Department of Communications Sciences, University of Minho (Portugal). She has written about Portuguese and EU media policy and about media structures and content production in Portuguese speaking countries (Lusophone cultural area).

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