Epistemological (im)possibilities and the play of power

Effects of the fragmentation and weak institutionalization of Communication Studies in Europe

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This article is about the marginalization of “communication studies” in the European research and education landscape. The central thesis is that the fragmentation and weak institutionalization of communication studies entail its marginalization in the competition for legitimacy and, as a result, stunt the growth of critical, collaborative approaches to communication theory and practice with the potential to challenge the theoretically thin, instrumental approaches to communication analysis flourishing in the neoliberal knowledge economy. The article takes its starting-point in the debate about the fragmentation of “media and communication studies”, and then discusses the fragmentation of “communication studies” in Europe, considers the consequences for critical communication scholarship in the neoliberal knowledge regime, and sketches out some ideas for dealing with those consequences.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Communication
Vol/bind10
Sider (fra-til)689-705
Antal sider17
ISSN1932-8036
StatusUdgivet - 2016

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