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The Resource Media spectacle and the crisis of democracy : terrorism, war, and election battles, Douglas Kellner

Media spectacle and the crisis of democracy : terrorism, war, and election battles, Douglas Kellner

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Media spectacle and the crisis of democracy : terrorism, war, and election battles
Title
Media spectacle and the crisis of democracy
Title remainder
terrorism, war, and election battles
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Kellner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book investigates the rapidly changing role of the media after the momentous political events since 9/11. Kellner shows how corporate media ownership, linked with a rightward shift of establishment media, have disadvantaged the Democrats and benefited the Republicans. Kellner argues that "media spectacles' have come to dominate news covereage and distract the public from the substance of real public issues. Exploring the role of media spectacle in the 9/11 attacks and subsequent Terror Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Kellner documents the centrality of media politics in advancing foreign policy agendas and militarism. He reveals how conflicting political forces ranging from Al Qaeda to the Bush administration construct media spectacles to advance their politics. Two chapters delineate the role of the media in the highly significant 2004 election campaign that many believe to be one of the key political struggles of the contemporary era. Criticizing unilateralism abroad, Kellner argues for a multilateral and cosmopolitan globalization and the need for democratic media to take a more decisive role to overcome the current crisis of democracy
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kellner, Douglas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • United States
Target audience
specialized
Label
Media spectacle and the crisis of democracy : terrorism, war, and election battles, Douglas Kellner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Grand theft 2000: media spectacle and a stolen election
  • Spectacles of terror and perpetual war
  • Preemptive strikes and the war on Iraq: a critique of Bush administration unilateralism and militarism
  • Pandora's box: the Iraq horror show
  • Media spectacle and election 2004
  • Decision 2004: the war for the White House
  • Salvaging democracy after election 2004
Control code
08b14300471
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 267 p.
Isbn
9781594511196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Media spectacle and the crisis of democracy : terrorism, war, and election battles, Douglas Kellner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Grand theft 2000: media spectacle and a stolen election
  • Spectacles of terror and perpetual war
  • Preemptive strikes and the war on Iraq: a critique of Bush administration unilateralism and militarism
  • Pandora's box: the Iraq horror show
  • Media spectacle and election 2004
  • Decision 2004: the war for the White House
  • Salvaging democracy after election 2004
Control code
08b14300471
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 267 p.
Isbn
9781594511196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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