Economic Inequalities and Mediated Communication

Grisold, Andrea and Preston, Paschal (2017) Economic Inequalities and Mediated Communication. International Journal of Communication, 11. pp. 4256-4264. ISSN 1932-8036

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One of the most significant economic developments over the past decades has been the rise in income and wealth inequality. After decades of benign neglect, the issues of economic and social inequalities have reentered the stage of mainstream political attention in the Western heartland over the past couple of years. This is due, in part, to the high public profile of publications by Thomas Piketty and Tony Atkinson. In line with the growing significance of deepening economic inequalities, this Special Section engages with two broad, if overlapping, questions: (1) How do new forms of economic inequality, power, and privilege relate to relevant theories and conceptualizations of the media and institutions of public communication, whether in the fields of communication studies or political economy? (2) What role do the new forms of economic inequality play today in the typical narratives of mediated communication, and how is such inequality framed and discussed?

Item Type: Article
Keywords: economic inequality, media coverage, redistributional policies, journalism studies, critical political economy of the media
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft > Heterodoxe ├ľkonomie
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 13:08
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2020 19:36
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