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Title: Ideology critique: the challenge for media studies
Authors: Downey, John
Titley, Gavan
Toynbee, Jason
Keywords: Crisis
Public sphere
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Citation: DOWNEY, J., TITLEY, G. and TOYNBEE, J., 2014. Ideology critique: the challenge for media studies. MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY, 36 (6), pp. 878-887.
Abstract: Taking our bearings from Stuart Hall’s essay from 1982, ‘The rediscovery of “ideology”: return of the repressed in media studies’, we argue in this discussion piece for the need to pick up the tools of ideology critique once again. Quite simply, the contemporary moment where accelerating inequality is masked by blame of the poor and of migrants demands it. The case is made first through a critique of ideological responses to the economic crisis after 2008. Then in the final section we examine advocacy of ‘social mobility’ in the public sphere, an ideological project if ever there was one.
Description: This paper is closed access because we are unable to make the published version available.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1177/0163443714536113
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17916
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443714536113
ISSN: 0163-4437
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