Hesmondhalgh, David and Toynbee, Jason
(2008). Why media studies needs better social theory.
In: Hesmondhalgh, David and Toynbee, Jason eds.
The Media and Social Theory.
Culture, Economy and the Social (1).
London: Routledge, pp. 1–24.
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Media studies has lost contact with social theory since the emergence of the field in the 1970s. This chapter argues for a return to engagement with that body of work in order counter both the media-centrism and sectarianism which characterise the contemporary field. In so doing it suggests a renewed focus in media scholarship on causality and social norms via, among other approaches, contemporary critical realism and third generation critical theory.
||2008 David Hesmondhalgh and Jason Toynbee
||Media studies; social theory; media-centrism; critical realism; media theory
||Social Sciences > Sociology
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