Topic 1 - The Marxist critique of media ownership and control

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  • Created on: 08-06-14 11:56

MARXISTS argue that the economic system of the UK i.e. capitalism, is deeply unfair because it generally benefits a minority - the capitalist class- at the expense of the majority.

The role of ideology

The capitalist class uses 'ideology' - a false but influential set of values, ideas and norms - to make sure that the working class accept capitalism and do not threaten its stability.

The capitalist class uses its cultural power to dominate institutions such as the mass media.

Consequently the working-class people experience 'false class-consciousness'.

False-class consciousness


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