“Means of Communication as Means of Production” Revisited

  • William Henning James Hebblewhite Philosophy Department, Latrobe University, Melbourne


This paper seeks to examine the claim made by Raymond Williams that the means of communication are a means of production. While agreeing with the central claim by Williams, the paper argues that the model which Williams’ represents this claim with is insufficiently realized. By looking at the work of Marx and Althusser in relation to this claim, we suggest a new conceptual tool to actualize Williams’ claims.

Author Biography

William Henning James Hebblewhite, Philosophy Department, Latrobe University, Melbourne

William Hebblewhite

A postgraduate student in the philosophy department at Latrobe University, Melbourne. His interests revolve around contemporary Marxist theory, in particular the relationship between Analytical Marxism, Post-Marxism and Althusserianism.

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