Educational Media, Reproduction, and Technology: Towards a Critical Political Economy of Educational Media

  • Thomas Höhne
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Abstract

This chapter aims at describing the cornerstones of a critical political economy of educational media. For this purpose, some of the central theoretical characteristics of the current discourse on cultural political economy, especially the logic of (re-) production, will be outlined in the first step. Second, the fundamental changes and tendencies in the production of textbooks and educational media, including some empirical findings, will be presented. Next, the expansion of technology on three planes (digitisation, political regulation, subjectivation) will be discussed, including the effects of this expansion on educational media and the conditions of their production. In the conclusion, dimensions for further research will be outlined.

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  • Thomas Höhne
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  1. 1.Helmut Schmidt UniversityHamburgGermany

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