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Notes on Contributors
Series Editor’s Preface
Introduction: The Political Economy of Communications: Core Concerns and Issues
What is Critical Political Economy?
Why Political Economy? Why Now?
Political Economy and Other Approaches
Organization of the Handbook
IAMCR/Political Economy Section
Part I Legacies and Debates
1 Political Economies as Moral Economies
Goods and the Good Life
Putting the “Political” into Political Economy
Competing Moral Economies
Commodities: Possessions, and Dispossessions
Public Goods: Reclaiming the Commons
Gifts: In Search of Generosity
Creativity, Convergence, and Exploitation
Digitalizing the Commons
2 The Political Economy of Communication Revisited
The Development of the Political Economy of Culture
The Culture Industries, Cultural Labor, and the Cultural Commodity
The Cultural Commodity and Cultural Demand
From the Political Economy of Culture to the Political Economy of Information
The Political Economy of the Information Society (PEIS)
Telecommunications and the Culture Industries
Technologies of Freedom and the “Third Wave”
The Information/Copyright/Creative Industries as the New Growth Sector
3 Markets in Theory and Markets in Television
Markets and the Liberal Market Model
Defining Markets: Legal Basis
Defining Markets: Economic Relationships and Capable Entities
Defining Markets: Institutional Structures
Measuring Audiences for National Networks: The US Market for Ratings
The Right to Reproduction: ...