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Author Fuchs, Christian, 1976-

Title Critical theory of communication : new readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the age of the internet / Christian Fuchs
Published London : University of Westminster Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource
Series Critical digital and social media studies
CDSMS (Series)
Contents 1. Introduction: Critical theory of communications: new readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the age of the internet -- 2. Georg Lukács as a communications scholar: Cultural and digital labour in the context of Lukács' Ontology of the social being -- 3. Theodor W. Adorno and the critical theory of knowledge -- 4. Herbert Marcuse and social media -- 5. The internet, social media and Axel Honneth's interpretation of Georg Lukács' theory of ratification and alienation -- 6. Beyond Habermas: Rethinking critical theories of communication -- 7. Conclusion
Summary This book contributes to the foundations of a critical theory of communication as shaped by the forces of digital capitalism. One of the world's leading theorists of digital media Professor Christian Fuchs explores how the thought of some of the Frankfurt School's key thinkers can be deployed for critically understanding media in the age of the Internet. Five essays that form the heart of this book review aspects of the works of Georg Lukács, Theodor W. Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Axel Honneth and Jürgen Habermas and apply them as elements of a critical theory of communication's foundations. The approach taken starts from Georg Lukács Ontology of Social Being, draws on the work of the Frankfurt School thinkers, and sets them into dialogue with the Cultural Materialism of Raymond Williams. Critical Theory of Communication offers a vital set of new insights on how communication operates in the age of information, digital media and social media, arguing that we need to transcend the communication theory of Habermas by establishing a dialectical and cultural-materialist critical theory of communication
Analysis marxist theory
social media
digital media
theories of communication
frankfurt school critical theory
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force. WlAbNL
1920065 Grado en Comunicación Audiovisual Internet, Redes Sociales y Medios de Comunicación
2430099 Doble Grado en Periodismo y Comunicación Audiovisual Internet, Redes Sociales y Medios de Comunicación
Subject Lukács, György, 1885-1971.
Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969
Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979.
Honneth, Axel, 1949-
Habermas, Jürgen.
SUBJECT Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979 fast
Lukács, György, 1885-1971 fast
Honneth, Axel, 1949- fast
Habermas, Jürgen fast
Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969 fast
Subject Institut für Sozialforschung (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
SUBJECT Institut für Sozialforschung (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) fast
Subject Frankfurt school of sociology.
Critical theory.
Communication -- Social aspects.
Sociology -- Philosophy.
critical theories (dialectical critiques)
critical theory (sociological concept)
Communication studies.
Interdisciplinary studies.
Media studies.
Reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Media & Communications.
Communication -- Social aspects
Critical theory
Frankfurt school of sociology
Sociology -- Philosophy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781911534051
Other Titles New readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the age of the internet