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Beyond the hall of mirrors? Some theoretical reflections on the global contestation of media power

By Nick Couldry and James Curran


This chapter asks: can we model theoretically the possibilities for contesting media power around the world? This is, already, a controversial starting-point because it isolates ‘media power’ as a separate dimension of social conflict, and thus goes against the trend of most social and media theory. This move is, however, important if the full comparative significance of much alternative media is to be grasped

Topics: H Social Sciences (General), P Philology. Linguistics
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield
Year: 2003
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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