Introduction Canadians were watching American TV before Canadian TV existed Other American media perceived as “not as dangerous” as television To address concerns the government created the Massey Commission (Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters, and Sciences) Said American TV served commercial interests, not our “national needs” Canadian TV was to be [...]
This post illustrates the sort of divisions in political theory regarding mass media. Particularly, poliitcal economy versus cultural studies. While they each yield incredible analytical results, it is very important to use these methods mutually rather than in an isolated fashion. Both these theories have a strong basis in Marxist philosophy, particularly that of class struggles and corporate dominance.