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Robert E. Babe is professor of information and media studies at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
1 Table of Contents
Part 2 I. Geneologies
Chapter 3 Introduction to Part I
Chapter 4 1. Genealogy of Political Economy
Chapter 5 2. Genealogy of Cultural Studies
Chapter 6 3. The Colloquy Revisited
Chapter 7 4. Genealogy of Poststructuralist Cultural Studies and the Political Economy of Media Scholarship
Part 8 II. Portals for Dialogue
Chapter 9 Introduction to Part II
Chapter 10 5. Environment and Pecuniary Culture
Chapter 11 6. Time and Space
Chapter 12 7. Semiotics and the Dialectic of Information
Chapter 13 8. Keeping the Portals Open: Poster vs. Innis
Chapter 14 Conclusion
16 About the Author
Robert Babe has clearly established himself as the leading communications scholar in Canada, following in the venerated footsteps of Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, and Dallas Smythe. This book is an invaluable scholarly critique of American Cultural Studies/Poststructuralism.
— James Winter, professor of communication studies, University of Windsor
Babe offers a convincing, welcomed, and timely criticism of poststructuralism with its obsession with language far removed from a material context.
— David Berry, Southampton Solent University; The Fifth-Estate-Online
As always, Babe unpacks the delicious debates and unexpected influences in the historiography of communication and cultural studies and in doing so provides provocative and prolific ideas for the reintegration of political economy and cultural studies.
— Leslie Regan Shade, associate professor of communication studies, Concordia University