Articles in this special issue focus on:
*the history of the communications field;
*the condition of the "information society" in the United States, Europe, and Asia;
*the internal critiques within scholarship itself; and
*some of the contemporary concerns of political economy as it regards communications in an increasingly integrated world system.
Taken as a whole, the issue presents an alternative to economistic and administrative analyses of communications common to mainstream academic journals. It is also an invitation for other scholars to participate in this critical analysis and methodology.
Volume 12, Number 2, 1999
Contents: G. Sussman, Introduction: Special Issue on The Political Economy of Communications. D. Schiller, The Legacy of Robert A. Brady: Antifascist Origins of the Political Economy of Communications. V. Mosco, New York.Com: A Political Economy of the "Informational" City. G. Murdock, P. Golding, Common Markets: Corporate Ambitions and Communication Trends in the UK and Europe. G. Sussman, J.A. Lent, Who Speaks for Asia: Media and Information Control in the Global Economy. E.R. Meehan, Commodity, Culture, Common Sense: Media Research and Paradigm Dialogue.