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Internationalizing Media Theory

Internationalizing Media Theory
Transition, Power, Culture

October 1996 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In this provocative book John Downing explores the many roles of the media within the fundamental political, economic and cultural changes that took place during the turbulence in Eastern Europe between 1980 and 1995. He examines the central elements underlying these changes: power, the state, societal change, the economy, institutionalized racism, ethnic insurgency, secrecy and surveillance.

Internationalizing Media Theory critically evaluates media theories in relation to political and economic transitions, and challenges political science approaches for their failure to address vital issues in media and communication. Using a comparative and international focus, Downing analyzes the changes in Russia, Poland and Hungary and explores key aspects of the media during this period.

Political Science, Communication Research and the Transition, 1980-95
Russia, Poland, Hungary in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Era
A Preliminary Overview

Media and Communication
The Post-Stalin Era

Eastern European Transitions
The Communico-Cultural Dimension

Eastern European Transitions
The Politico-Economic Dimension

Media in Post-Sovietized Societies from 1989-91 to 1995
Mainstream Media Theory and Change in Eastern Europe
Critical Media Theory and Change in Eastern Europe

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