Structuralism and the Concern with Communication

Cultures de la Communication / Cultures of Communication 1(1)

7 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2015

Date Written: October 21, 2015

Abstract

This paper evaluates the structuralist movement’s early (1945-1966) approaches to media and ideology. It discusses the intellectual development and some of the first applications of methods in the works of Louis Althusser and Roland Barthes as they ask whether it is possible for persons to escape ideology.

Keywords: Structuralism, Barthes, Althusser, Ideology

Suggested Citation

Timcke, Scott, Structuralism and the Concern with Communication (October 21, 2015). Cultures de la Communication / Cultures of Communication 1(1), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2677436

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