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

Label
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
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
302.230973
Index
index present
LC call number
P95.82.U6
LC item number
K45 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Target audience
specialized
Label
Media spectacle and the crisis of democracy : terrorism, war, and election battles, Douglas Kellner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
ocn646704053
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 267 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315633480
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37426588
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646704053
  • pebcs1315633485
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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