Class 11 demo read & PE


1.  Read 2 pp. handout:  Benjamin Barber, Selections From Strong Democracy (1984). 

2.  Reread your class 9 cohort interview notes to consider how a Political Economy (PE) perspective applies to issues raised in your field notes.  

  • Come up with two important questions/issues.   At least one should consider the impact of EI political economy on youth.  
  • State them as a full sentence and then in another sentence or few, explain how issues of political economy are at play.

Political economy angles:  Who owns, controls, profits, labors, consumes, and what are the impacts?

“Political economy (PE) is an approach to studying media focused on ways in which media is produced, distributed and consumed, rather than on analyzing the interpretations of the signs and symbols found within texts.”

Written assignments are single-spaced & typed in Times New Roman or Arial (size 12 font), 1-inch margins all around. Remember to proofread. Include a heading (single-spaced) that includes name, date, assignment title.  Turn in as a paper document.