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Title: Book review: Lincoln Dahlberg and Sean Phelan (Eds.), Discourse Theory and Critical Media Politics
Authors: Mangalousi, Dafni
First Published: Nov-2016
Publisher: University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Citation: International Journal of Communication, 2016, 10, pp. 6090–6096
Abstract: Discourse Theory and Critical Media Politics is an interesting and relevant contribution to media and communications scholarship, with the twofold aspiration to address “the relative lack of attention given to media by discourse theorists” (p. 6) and “the corresponding dearth of engagement with post-Marxist discourse theory in critical media politics research” (p. 6). Post-Marxist discourse theory refers to the works of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. With contributions from various scholars, this edited collection seeks to “explore the ‘contestability’ of discourse theory, as a critical theory, in relation to media politics—to examine the extent of its applicability, its limits, and various possibilities of fruitful articulation with other theoretical approaches” (p. 60). [Opening paragraph].
ISSN: 1932-8036
Version: Publisher Version
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2016. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Description: Book review of Lincoln Dahlberg and Sean Phelan (Eds.), Discourse Theory and Critical Media Politics, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 257 pp., $105.00 (hardcover), $31.00 (paperback).
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