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November 2018

NOV 23
CALL FOR PAPERS The 7th Forum of Critical Studies Asking Big Questions Again 23 - 24 November 2018 Nice, Côte d...


January 2020

OVERVIEW This webinar will teach you how to identify and overcome logical fallacies. It will explore and debunk long-he...

United States

JAN 21
OVERVIEW You will walk away with some simple tools to guide your effective problem solving and decision making skills, ...

United States

JAN 24
CALL FOR PAPERS The 8th Forum of Critical Studies Asking Big Questions Again 24 - 25 January 2020 Venice, Italy ...


JAN 30
OVERVIEW This workshop will explore the role of critical thinking in decision making, creative problem solving and sett...

United States


by Jeffrey R. Young


The theory of the commodity is used by critical theorists to explain the general organization and development of capitalist society. It was originally proposed by Marx, and subsequently developed by Lukacs and later Adorno and the Frankfurt School. Media scholars such as Dallas Smythe, Judith Williamson, Robert Goldman and Eileen Meehan have identified the commodity structure in several forms throughout the process of mass communication. Although commodity theory is not always articulated as a part of critical studies, it is useful for understanding the process of mass communication under capitalism. By investigating the dynamics of market processes and cultural innovation, this paper shows where the theory of the commodity fits into Critical Media Studies and suggests where some productiv...