Thursday, February 01, 2007


No good historian of the media uses one form of determinism or another.
Paul Starr states
The communications media ... is impossible to understand without taking politics fully into account ..."

This is a good statement because it is very true. Even though you do not subject yourself to one form of determinism being technological, economic, political etc , as a historian you still have to take politics in account because it is in fact an important part of the media as a whole.


At 11:53 AM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

A decent post.

You have presented a key point: Starr believes that the mass media cannot be understood without placing them in a political context.


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