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ERIC Number: ED351735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 28
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Can Political Economy of Communication Be Incorporated with Cultural Studies in Postmodern Era?
Min, Eung-Jun
While not attempting to review and criticize the whole body of research of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, this paper explores the applicability of his theory of culture to one of the critical theories of mass communication, namely cultural studies. The paper discusses political economy and Bourdieu's economic rationality and presents an overview of Bourdieu's sociology of culture. The paper compares the two theories within four concepts which are regarded as the central notions of cultural studies: culture, class, ideology, and intertextuality. The paper concludes that Bourdieu's sociology, especially the analysis of the relations between economic capital and cultural capital, would be a way of resolving the lack of political economic aspect of cultural studies. One hundred thirty-three references are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Bourdieu (Pierre); Intertextuality; Theoretical Orientation