chapter  4
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New revisionism in media and cultural studies

During the conservative 1980s, a new revisionist movement emerged in media and cultural studies. Coming initially out of the radical tradition, it devoted much of its creative energy to attacking the premises and assumptions of that tradition. Indeed, in its fully fledged form, the new revisionism rejected the models of society, the ways of conceptualizing the role of the media, the explanatory frameworks and problematics of the principal radical paradigms in mass communication research.