chapter  4
12 Pages

The Promise of Cultural Studies

So far this book might appear to have focused on purely academic questions: What should be the priorities for media research? What theoretical framework is most appropriate for understanding media’s social consequences? Implicitly, we have been concerned with questions of power insofar as they run throughout any analysis of media and culture, but we have not addressed politics directly, or even (in Balibar’s phrase) the “politics of politics.”