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Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory

Nicholas Garnham


This book approaches the problems raised by the media via a set of arguments with post-modernism and Information Society theory. It argues that the media are important because they raise a set of questions central to social and political theory. It focuses on the problem raised by what Kant called the unsocial sociability of human kind. Then, it examines the implications for emancipation of seeing the media as cultural industries within the capitalist market economy; of seeing the media as technologies; of the specialisation of intellectual production and of the separation and increasing socia ... More

Keywords: post-modernism, Information Society theory, Kant, political theory, social theory, capitalist market economy, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198742258
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742258.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Garnham, author
University of Westminster