publication . Article . Book . 2017

Critical theory of communication: new readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the age of the internet

Christian Fuchs;
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  • Published: 29 Nov 2017 Journal: Information, Communication & Society, volume 21, pages 1,808-1,812 (issn: 1369-118X, eissn: 1468-4462, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
"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, dra...
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free text keywords: marxist theory, habermas, social media, digital media, theories of communication, frankfurt school critical theory, GTC, HP, JFD, JHB, Critical theory, Epistemology, Sociology, The Internet, business.industry, business, Social science
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publication . Article . Book . 2017

Critical theory of communication: new readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the age of the internet

Christian Fuchs;