Vol 2, No 7 (2016)

Neoliberalism and Media

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17349/jmc116100

Interrogating the role of knowledge, methods and practices of communication and media in the formation, reproduction, and reflection of neoliberal modes, this issue will look at the ways in which intervening in bodies of communication and media knowledge offer pathways for structural transformation. By the order of neoliberalism since the 1980s, many media and communication scholars have redirected their criticisms from capitalism to neoliberalism. Therefore; mapping the legacies and meanings of the terms liberalism and neoliberalism and revealing the complexity and specifity of what neoliberalism is today, indicate the necessity of prospecting.

The term neoliberalism has been taken up keenly in critical analyses in recent years. Criticisms of neoliberalism can be separated roughly into three directions. In the first, the Foucauldians who draw on Foucaults comments on neoliberalism. The second direction of Marxists draws on Marxist political economy to frame neoliberalism as the dominant capitalism ideology of the present. A third one, which might be called the epochalists, uses neoliberalism as one of a set of epochal concepts to describe recent developments in conceptual terms.

The neoliberal discourse is characterized by shielding the responsibility of society over the individual destinies and transferring this burden to each one. Transferring that individuality transformed by media, communication and thus information.

Journal of Media Critiques is expected critical papers from different perspectives, as indicated above neoliberalism context based on the media, communication and information theme. Thanks to all our participants/authors, referees to make this happen. Here the issue!

Full Issue

View or download the full issue PDF

Table of Contents


Selda Bulut, Serpil Karlidag
Suzanne Temwa Gondwe Harris
Arani Basu
Birgul Tasdelen
Julio Cesar Lemes de Castro