Critical discourse analysis and political economy of communication : understanding the new corporate order

Graham, Philip W. & Luke, Allan (2011) Critical discourse analysis and political economy of communication : understanding the new corporate order. Cultural Politics, 7(1), pp. 103-132.

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This article uses critical discourse analysis to analyse material shifts in the political economy of communications. It examines texts of major corporations to describe four key changes in political economy: (1) the separation of ownership from control; (2) the separation of business from industry; (3) the separation of accountability from responsibility; and (4) the subjugation of ‘going concerns’ by overriding concerns. The authors argue that this amounts to a political economic shift from traditional concepts of ‘capitalism’ to a new ‘corporatism’ in which the relationships between public and private, state and individual interests have become redefined and obscured through new discourse strategies. They conclude that the present financial and regulatory ‘crisis’ cannot be adequately resolved without a new analytic framework for examining the relationships between corporation, discourse and political economy.

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ID Code: 31705
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: political economy of communications, discourse analysis, corporatism
ISSN: 1743-2197
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Berg
Deposited On: 26 May 2010 21:25
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 15:03

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