Spinning For Labour: Trade Unions and the New Media Environment. By Paul Manning. Aldershot, England; Ashgate Press, 1998. 401 pp. $76.95 cloth.
This well researched book is a combination of academic complexity, creative theoretical insights, detailed and instructive case studies and analysis, that at the same time pushes away the reader with overly complex language, often undecipherable Marxist and sociological jargon, and endless and distracting footnotes.
In spite of it all, it is a book worth suffering.
The author speaks to the question of how "outsiders" such as unions sucessfully seek access to the news production process, in the new media …