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Class-Dominant Theory

Communication is an interdisciplinary field that draws upon elements of sociology, history, law, and philosophy. Class-dominant theory, in this context, reflects a sociological perspective on the impact of mass media on society. Together with the limited effects theory and the culturalist theory, this theory provides a basis for examining the role and the influence of mass media on society and culture. In this context, the theory brings forward the idea of elite control over media. Class-dominant theory can be defined as a view claiming that media operate under the control of a minority, the corporate elites, in accordance with their own interests or agenda, rather than the common interests of society. To put it another way, media turn into an instrument, according to the ...

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