n Critical Arts : A Journal of South-North Cultural and Media Studies - Transforming the media : a cultural approach
|Article Title||Transforming the media : a cultural approach|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Critical Arts : A Journal of South-North Cultural and Media Studies|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
|Pages||92 - 115|
The change from an Apartheid state to a liberal democratic one has wrought many changes at all levels of South African society: the economic, social, political, cultural. This paper explores the impacts of these changes on the South African print media industry, with a view to assessing their contribution to the development of a democratic citizenship. While acknowledging the constraining effects of economic structures of ownership, the paper locates these within the broader social and political context of post-apartheid South Africa. It thus attempts to synthesise elements of both a political economy and cultural approach to the analysis of cultural production.
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