Media, Economy and Society: A Critical Introduction
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About the Author
Christian Fuchs is Professor of Media Systems and Media Organisation at Paderborn University, Germany. He is a critical theorist of communication and society. He is co-editor of the journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. He is author of many publications, including the books Social Media: A Critical Introduction (2021, third edition; 2024, fourth edition), Digital Capitalism (2022), and Communication and Capitalism: A Critical Theory (2020).
"With clarity and thoroughness, Christian Fuchs succeeds brilliantly in guiding students through the fields of media economics and the political economy of the media. Covering the widest range of theoretical perspectives and substantive areas, from advertising to media management, from cultural labor to the public sphere, this book is essential reading for anyone who cares about the state of contemporary media."
Vincent Mosco, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada