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Media making and social reality

Toynbee, Jason (2008). Media making and social reality. In: Hesmondhalgh, David and Toynbee, Jason eds. The Media and Social Theory. Culture, Economy and the Social (1). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 265–279.

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Abstract

The chapter intervenes in the long-running debate in media studies concerning the priority of production of media vis a vis reception. It argues for the former, but uses critical realist social theory to do so, assembling a case for the essentially realist, that is to say world-directedness, of the media along the way.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2008 Jason Toynbee
Keywords: media production; social reality; critical realism; structure and agency; social theory
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 26367
Depositing User: Jason Toynbee
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2011 14:43
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2011 17:16
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26367
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