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Traditionally, mass-communications research has conceptualized the process of communication in terms of a circulation circuit or loop. This model has been criticized for its linearity-- sender/message/receiver -- , for its concentration on the level of message exchange and for the absence of a structured conception of the different moments as a complex structure of relations. But it is also useful to think of this process in terms of a structure produced and sustained through the articulation of linked but distinctive moments production, circulation, distribution/consumption, reproduction. This would be to think of the process as a 'complex structure in dominance', sustained through the articulation of connected practices, each of which, however retains its distinctiveness and has its own specific modality, its own forms and conditions of existence.

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You would be justified in expecting a piece about communication to be more readily understandable and more clearly expressed. I will sympathize rather than explain.

Abbas Rajabpourd for the absence of a structured conception of the different moments as a complex structure of relations.

This begs the question. He crticizes one theory for not encompassing the theory he proposes to replace it with. He has apparently redefined the word "moment" without telling us. "Structure of relations" is puzzling. He might have said "relation of structures" and made as little sense.

Abbas Rajabpoura structure produced and sustained through the articulation of linked but distinctive moments production, circulation, distribution/consumption, reproduction.

I think you left out an "of". He meant "distinct", not "distinctive". I don't see how a process can be a structure.

Abbas Rajabpour'complex structure in dominance', sustained through the articulation of connected practices

He quotes "complex structure in dominance" as if ascribing it to someone else lets him off the hook for writing nonsense.

Overall, he seems to be going to great lengths to obfuscate what everybody already knows. Get what you can out of it, and move on.