Talk:Mediation (Marxist theory and media studies)

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de-essay-ify[edit]

Lovely essay but needs wikifying without losing its quality. Thoughtful pauses, essay-like argumentation, not to mention page refs as numbers only & query whether needed if page range is included in reference. It would be a pity to make it drily wikied. But I put it here for consideration of the choices. Happy to keep tweaking (within limits) as time permits. Manytexts (talk) 03:43, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Original research[edit]

As the user above comments, this is an interesting essay, but it seems to me to contain a considerable amount of original research - particularly original synthesis. Is the Marxist concept of 'Mediation' actually used in media studies, or is the link between them an invention of the author of this article? Robofish (talk) 19:22, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, but I disagree! The idea is used intensively in media studies, and there are several important books about mediation: e.g. Jesús Martín-Barbero, Communication, Culture and Hegemony: From the Media to Mediations. My only criticism of the article -- which is an extremely useful synthesis but is in no way original research -- is that it does not (yet) cover a wide enough bibliography. So I am removing the original researh tag. GKantaris (talk) 07:29, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Origins of the theory?[edit]

This article appears to be a thorough treatment of mediation as a Marxist theory and its offshoot into media studies, but in my opinion it lacks a broader philosophical context. I am not an expert on the subject so I present the suggestion to someone who would know how to handle it properly. I think the addition of an Origins section or something similar would strengthen the article and also balance out its current essay-like tone that other editors have expressed concerns about. kristephanieTALK 18:55, 28 April 2013 (UTC)