Neoliberalism, Media and the Political

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Springer, Nov 20, 2014 - Political Science - 242 pages
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Neoliberalism, Media and the Political examines the condition of media and journalism in neoliberal cultures. Emphasizing neoliberalism's status as a political ideology that is simultaneously hostile to politics, the book presents a critical theoretical argument supported by empirical illustrations from New Zealand, Ireland, the UK and the US.
 

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Contents

Disfiguring Neoliberalism
1
1 Articulating Neoliberalism in Critical Media and Communication Studies
12
Theory History and Trajectories
34
3 Neoliberal Logics and Field Theory
56
A Representative Anecdote from PostRogernomics New Zealand
69
5 The Journalistic Habitus and the Realist Style
87
6 Media Cultures Antipolitics and the Climategate Affair
112
7 Neoliberal Imaginaries Press Freedom and the Politics of Leveson
134
The Neoliberal Nation and its Transnational Circulation
158
The Possibility of a Radical Media Politics
190
Notes
196
References
209
Index
231
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Sean Phelan is Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. He is the co-editor of Discourse Theory and Critical Media Politics (2011) and Scooped: The Politics and Power of Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand (2012).

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