Iscourse and Representation (Critically assess the relevance of Marxist theory to the study of Media Texts)
Essay Topic: Critically assess the relevance of Marxist theory to the study of media texts.
1. Evaluate debates over the role of media in maintaining and promoting existing power relations.
2. Analyse the development of the theory of ideology.
3. Identify key ideological and political problems that relate to gender, race and class representational terms.
In this essay i would like to talk about September 11th (911) and how marxist is of relevance.
I have ordered a copy of Farenhite 911 and also i have a documentry of 911 in Plane site Directed by William Lewis. Information can be found at
Murdock and Golding would be two other theorist which oppose Marx which could make an interesing debate.
Within marxs theory it would be good if you could mention commodity fetishism.
Engles would be another good theorist. Any others you could think of in relation to 911 would be great.