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By Savaş Çoban (Ed.)

The new financial situation, and the demanding situations to democracy in an more and more globalized global, brings into sharp reduction the significance of mass verbal exchange. This quantity explores a variety of matters, from the character of conversation, to the position of the media undefined, to the best way that mass communique has facilitated social hobbies in lots of elements of the area. Revisiting the works of Karl Marx and others, the essays convey a brand new standpoint and a renewed curiosity in severe analyses of verbal exchange practices globally. This assortment represents the leading edge of verbal exchange learn introducing a brand new iteration of students to figuring out alterations within the method we know about our society.

Contributors are: Arthur Asa Berger, Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Savaş Çoban, John Bellamy Foster, Christian Fuchs, Douglas Kellner, Robert W. McChesney, David Miller, Marisol Sandoval, Nick Stevenson, Gerald Sussman, Mandy Tröger, and Michael Wayne.

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If language use and communication are work processes, then a specific ­subset of language use and communication is ideological in character and a specific other subset is critical in character. Ideologies are the outcome of ideological work, critical knowledge the outcome of critical cultural work. Ideologies have specific structures. Teun van Dijk (1998, Chapter 5; 2011, 386, 395f) classifies the structure of ideologies the following way: • Membership, identity: Who are we? Where are we from? What do we look like?

There are different possibilities, either that they are conscious 40 Fuchs or unconscious that an ideology is an ideology or a mixed form, either that they follow, partly follow, question or resist ideologies. In the first edition of Capital (1867), Volume 1, Marx discussed the fetishism of commodities by saying that ideology is based on the logic ‘they do not know it, but they do it’. ” Žižek argues that humans partly know about the falseness of ideology, but follow it because they derive a surplus of enjoyment from it.

Like the other products of human work, words, expressions and messages have a use-value or utility insofar as they satisfy needs, in this case, the basic needs for expression and communication with all the changing stratifications that have historically grown up around them” (Rossi-Landi 1983, 50). Rossi-Landi (1983, 47) argues that language is a material instrument that is constant capital and that linguistic labour power is variable capital. A linguistic community would be a “huge market in which words, expressions and messages circulate as commodities” (Rossi-Landi 1983, 49).

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