Ideology and Modern Culture: Critical Social Theory in the Era of Mass Communication

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The author of this work develops an account of ideology and relates it to the analysis of culture and mass communication in modern societies. He offers a concise and critical appraisal of major contributions to the theory of ideology, from Marx and Mannheim to Horkheimer, Adorno and Habermas, arguing that these thinkers - and social and political theorists more generally - have failed to deal adequately with the nature of mass communication and its role in the modern world. In order to overcome this deficiency, he ...

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