Culture Wars: the media and the left in Britain, 2nd edition

Curran, James, Gaber, Ivor and Petley, Julian (2018) Culture Wars: the media and the left in Britain, 2nd edition. Communication and Society . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 139-239. ISBN 9781138223028 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Culture Wars investigates the relationship between the media and politics in Britain today. It focusses on how significant sections of the national press have represented and distorted the policies of the Labour Party, and particularly its left, from the Thatcher era up to and including Ed Miliband’s and Jeremy Corbyn’s leaderships. Revised and updated, including five brand new chapters, this second edition shows how press hostility to the left, particularly newspaper coverage of its policies on race, gender and sexuality, has morphed into a more generalised campaign against ‘political correctness’, the ‘liberal elite’ and the so-called ‘enemies of the people’. Combining fine-grained case studies with authoritative overviews of recent British political and media history, Culture Wars demonstrates how much of the press have routinely attacked Labour and, in so doing, have abused their political power, distorted public debate and negatively impacted the news agendas of public service broadcasters. The book also raises the intriguing question of whether the rise of social media, and the success of its initial exploitation by Corbyn supporters, followed by Labour as a whole in the 2017 General Election, represent a major shift in the balance of power between Labour and the media, and in particular the right-wing press.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: I am uploading the whole text but I authroed chaptesr 8,9 11 and 13
Keywords: media, Labour Party, left, newspapers, Daily Mail, the Sun, Foot, Kinnock, Miliband, Corbyn, Livingstone
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD4801 Labour. Work. Working class > HD8031 Labour in politics. Political activity of the working class
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology > HM1176 Social influence. Social pressure > HM1181 Attitude > HM1206 Communication. Mass media
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4699 Journalism. The periodical press, etc.
Depositing User: Ivor Gaber
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 12:01
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2018 02:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75803

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