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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.

Imprint London : University of Westminster Press, 2016.


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Series Critical digital and social media studies
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Lukács, György, 1885-1971.
Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969.
Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979.
Honneth, Axel, 1949-
Habermas, Jürgen.
Institut für Sozialforschung (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979 (OCoLC)fst00060911
Lukács, György, 1885-1971 (OCoLC)fst00031351
Honneth, Axel, 1949- (OCoLC)fst00024505
Habermas, Jürgen. (OCoLC)fst00028860
Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969 (OCoLC)fst00048481
Institut für Sozialforschung (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) (OCoLC)fst00548007
Frankfurt school of sociology.
Critical theory.
Communication -- Social aspects.
Sociology -- Philosophy.
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. (OCoLC)fst00870009
Critical theory. (OCoLC)fst00883690
Frankfurt school of sociology. (OCoLC)fst00933734
Sociology -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01123904
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Title New readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the age of the internet
ISBN 9781911534051 (electronic bk.)
191153405X (electronic bk.)

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