|Short Title:||Political Economy|
|Full Title:||Political Economy|
|Field of Study:||Audio-visual techniques and media production|
|Module Author:||CAROLINE EARLEY|
|Module Description:||1. To introduce students to the study of political economy and how it can be applied to media analysis communication research.
2. To examine the relationship of the media to the broader structures of society; how media performance and media content shape class and social relations.
3. To examine the influence of ownership, concentration and government policies on media behavior.
|On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
||Identify and discuss key concepts in field of political economy
||Analyze and critique the relationship between media and the broader structures of society
||Demonstrate an understanding and critical awareness of political economy as a useful and holistic approach to the analysis of the mass media in contemporary society
||Apply a political economy analysis to a variety of media-related events and issues
|No Co-requisite modules listed|
Module Content & Assessment
|Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change)
Classical Political EconomyClassical political economy: historical evolution of the discipline; competing models of political economy - Adam Smith; John Stuart Mill, John Maynard Keynes; debates surrounding the social implications of capitalism. Criticism of capitalism; Marxism.
Political Economy of CommunicationMedia Globalization: national & international regulation & deregulation; role of the state & sovereignty implications; privatization and its consequences; commodification; corporate concentration.
New Media & the ‘Information Age’: diversity, democracy & access; new technologies and the public interest.
Political Economy of Hollywood: success of Hollywood & its relationship to the global market; cultural imperialist debate.
Representations of Political Economy in FilmCinematic representations of the themes and debates in Political Economy research.
|End of Module Formal Examination||60.00%|
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||Academic essay and/or student presentation
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||End-of-Semester Final Examination
IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
|Workload: Full Time
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|This module has no Part Time workload.|
|Required Book Resources|
- Mosco, V. 2009, The Political Economy of Communication, 2nd Ed., Sage
|Recommended Book Resources|
- Miller, T., Govil, N., McMurria, J. 2011, Global Hollywood, 2nd Ed., University of California Press
- Winseck, D.R., Dal Jung Jin 2011, The Political Economies of Media, Bloomsbury
- Chomsky, N., and Herman, E.S. 2006, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, Vintage
- McChesney, R. 2008, The Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Monthly Review Press
- Baker, C.E. 2007, Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters, Cambridge University Press
- Fenton, N 2009, New Media, Old News: Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age, Sage
- Chadwick, A. 2006, Internet Politics, Oxford Press
- Ezra, E., Rowden, T., Coham, S. 2005, Transnational Cinema, the Film Reader, Routledge
- Preston, P 2001, Reshaping Communications, Sage
- Klein, N. 2002, Fences and Windows, Flamingo
- Goode, L. 2005, Jurgen Habermas: Democracy and the Public Sphere, Pluto Press
|This module does not have any article/paper resources|
|This module does not have any other resources|
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