Manufacturing Consent

The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Author: Edward S. Herman,Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307801624
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
View: 8907
An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Manufacturing Consent

The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Author: Edward S. Herman
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375714499
Category: Social Science
Page: 412
View: 8088
Examines the political role played by the media in shaping events, assesses the relationship between the media and the corporations that control and finance them, and discusses the fine distinctions between news and propaganda.

Manufacturing Consent

The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Author: Edward S Herman,Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407054058
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 464
View: 4316
We normally think that the press are cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in its search for truth. In Manufacturing Consent Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky show how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets of the news. Far from challenging established power, the media work hard to discover and mirror its assumptions. The authors skilfully dissect the way in which the marketplace and the economics of publishing significantly shape the news. They reveal how issues are framed and topics chosen, and contrast the double standards underlying accounts of free elections, a free press, and governmental repression. The authors conclude that the modern mass media can best be understood in terms of a 'propaganda model'. News and entertainment companies dedicate themselves to profit within the established system. Their interests require that they support the governing assumptions of state and private power. The propaganda model provokes outrage from journalists, editors and broadcasters, but twenty years after first publication, Manufacturing Consent remains the most important critique of the mass media.

Media Control

The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 160980015X
Category: Social Science
Page: 105
View: 3286
Noam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy—one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky, "propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state," and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the United States. From an examination of how Woodrow Wilson’s Creel Commission "succeeded, within six months, in turning a pacifist population into a hysterical, war-mongering population," to Bush Sr.'s war on Iraq, Chomsky examines how the mass media and public relations industries have been used as propaganda to generate public support for going to war. Chomsky further touches on how the modern public relations industry has been influenced by Walter Lippmann’s theory of "spectator democracy," in which the public is seen as a "bewildered herd" that needs to be directed, not empowered; and how the public relations industry in the United States focuses on "controlling the public mind," and not on informing it. Media Control is an invaluable primer on the secret workings of disinformation in democratic societies. From the Audiobook Download edition.

Necessary Illusions

Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 0887848680
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
View: 6950
In his national bestselling 1988 CBC Massey Lectures, Noam Chomsky inquires into the nature of the media in a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control. Specific cases are illustrated in detail, using the U.S. media primarily but also media in other societies. Chomsky considers how the media might be democratized (as part of the general problem of developing more democratic institutions) in order to offer citizens broader and more meaningful participation in social and political life.

Manufacturing Consent

Noam Chomsky and the Media : the Companion Book to the Award-winning Film by Peter Wintonick and Mark Achbar
Author: Mark Achbar,Institute of Policy Alternatives (Montréal, Québec)
Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.
ISBN: 9781551640020
Category: Education
Page: 264
View: 2439
Winner of more than a dozen festival awards, the film has played to packed houses in more than two hundred cities worldwide.

How the World Works

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593764669
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
View: 4577
According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is “arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn’t easy to read . . . or at least he wasn’t until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky, with every dazzling idea and penetrating insight intact, delivered in clear, accessible, reader-friendly prose. Published as four short books in the famous Real Story series—What Uncle Sam Really Wants; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many; Secrets, Lies and Democracy; and The Common Good—they’ve collectively sold almost 600,000 copies. And they continue to sell year after year after year because Chomsky’s ideas become, if anything, more relevant as time goes by. For example, twenty years ago he pointed out that “in 1970, about 90% of international capital was used for trade and long-term investment—more or less productive things—and 10% for speculation. By 1990, those figures had reversed.” As we know, speculation continued to increase exponentially. We’re paying the price now for not heeding him them.

The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications

Author: Janet Wasko,Graham Murdock,Helena Sousa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444395396
Category: Social Science
Page: 632
View: 6993
Over the last decade, political economy has grown rapidly as a specialist area of research and teaching within communications and media studies and is now established as a core element in university programmes around the world. The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications offers students and scholars a comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date and accessible overview of key areas and debates. Combines overviews of core ideas with new case study materials and the best of contemporary theorization and research Written many of the best known authors in the field Includes an international line-up of contributors, drawn from the key markets of North and Latin America, Europe, Australasia, and the Far East

The Political Economy of Media and Power

Author: Jeffery Klaehn
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433107733
Category: Political Science
Page: 361
View: 9834
The Political Economy of Media and Power is a highly interdisciplinary and innovative edited collection, bringing together a diverse range of chapters that address some of the most important issues of our times. Contributors cut through media spectacle and make visible the intersections between mass media and the politics of power in the contemporary social world. The book is intended to foster critical pedagogy; chapters explore ways in which media connect with a broad range of topics and issues, including globalization; war and terrorism; foreign affairs; democracy; governmental relations; the cultural politics of militarization; gender inequality and the sexist saturation of the public sphere; media representations of women; media spin and public relations within the broader context of corporate and ideological power. The volume features notable contributors, including a preface by Cees Hamelink, an introduction by David Miller and William Dinan, and chapters from Justin Lewis, Robin Andersen, Henry Giroux, James Winter, Robert Jensen, Stuart Allan, Richard Keeble, Yasmin Jiwani, David Berry, Gerald Sussman, and Andrew Mullen.

Public Opinion

Author: Walter Lippmann
Publisher: Harcourt
Category: Public opinion
Page: 427
View: 9043

Rebooting the Herman & Chomsky Propaganda Model in the Twenty First Century

Author: Brian Michael Goss
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433116216
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 232
View: 2829
Using the Herman & Chomsky -Propaganda Model- that was introduced in 1988, Goss offers a rigorous and accessible portrait of contemporary news media. Following a current survey of media ownership and news worker routines, in a series of case studies, he shows how recent news discourse has developed an Us/Them narrative. Cases include <I>The New York Times' accounts of the Bush administration and United Nations in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq; and analysis of the 2011 riots in the United Kingdom in a comparison between two British broadsheets (<I>The Guardian and <I>The Daily Telegraph). Further case studies demonstrate important, if partial, new media discontinuities with respect to -old- news media. The book's international reach and sustained attention to new media indicate that it is not simply high-fidelity repetition of Herman & Chomsky, but re-engineers the model's architecture for the twenty-first century."

Year 501

The Conquest Continues
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608464490
Category: Political Science
Page: 331
View: 3273
"The great work of subjugation and conquest" has changed little over the years. Analyzing Haiti, Latin America, Cuba, Indonesia, and even packets of the Third World developing in the United States. Noam Chomsky draws parallels between the genocide of colonial times and the murder and exploitation associated with modern-day imperialism.

Deterring Democracy

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466801530
Category: Political Science
Page: 424
View: 383
From World War II until the 1980s, the United States reigned supreme as both the economic and the military leader of the world. The major shifts in global politics that came about with the dismantling of the Eastern bloc have left the United States unchallenged as the preeminent military power, but American economic might has declined drastically in the face of competition, first from Germany and Japan ad more recently from newly prosperous countries elsewhere. In Deterring Democracy, the impassioned dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky points to the potentially catastrophic consequences of this new imbalance. Chomsky reveals a world in which the United States exploits its advantage ruthlessly to enforce its national interests--and in the process destroys weaker nations. The new world order (in which the New World give the orders) has arrived.

Propaganda and the Public Mind

Author: Noam Chomsky,David Barsamian
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 160846444X
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 8917
Renowned interviewer David Barsamian showcases his unique access to Chomsky’s thinking on a number of topics of contemporary and historical import. Chomsky offers insights into the institutions that shape the public mind in the service of power and profit. In an interview conducted after the important November 1999 “Battle in Seattle,” Chomsky discusses prospects for building a movement to challenge corporate domination of the media, the environment, and even our private lives. Whether discussing U.S. military escalation in Colombia, attacks on Social Security, or growing inequality worldwide, Chomsky shows how ordinary people, if they work together, have the power to make meaningful change..

The Essential Chomsky

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 1595585664
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 528
View: 8866
The seminal writings of America’s leading philosopher, linguist, and political thinker—“the foremost gadfly of our national conscience” (The New York Times). For the past fifty years Noam Chomsky’s writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual as well as one of the most original political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, Chomsky has also secured a place among the most influential dissident voice in the United States. Chomsky’s many bestselling works—including Manufacturing Consent, Hegemony or Survival, Understanding Power, and Failed States—have served as essential touchstones for activists, scholars, and concerned citizens on subjects ranging from the media and intellectual freedom to human rights and war crimes. In particular, Chomsky’s scathing critique of the US wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East have furnished a widely accepted intellectual premise for antiwar movements for nearly four decades. The Essential Chomsky assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts over the past half century. Here is an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of the thought that animates “one of the West’s most influential intellectuals in the cause of peace” (The Independent). “Chomsky ranks with Marx, Shakespeare, and the Bible as one of the ten most quoted sources in the humanities—and is the only writer among them still alive.” —The Guardian “Noam Chomsky is one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and humanitarianism.” —Edward Said “A rebel without a pause.” —Bono

Understanding Power

The Indispensable Chomsky
Author: John Schoeffel,Noam Chomsky
ISBN: 1458788172
Page: 416
View: 698
In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. And as he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and the decline of domestic social services, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change. With an eye to political activism and the media's role in popular struggle, as well as U.S. foreign and domestic policy, Understanding Power offers a sweeping critique of the world around us and is definitive Chomsky. Characterized by Chomsky's accessible and informative style, this is the ideal book for those new to his work as well as for those who have been listening for years.

The Wisdom Of Crowds

Author: N.A
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385721706
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
View: 3648
Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

Turning the Tide

U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608464474
Category: Political Science
Page: 298
View: 3084
Noam Chomsky addresses relations throughout Central America and relates these to superpower conflicts and the overall role of the Cold War in contemporary international relations.

Politics and Post-Colonial Theory

African Inflections
Author: Pal Ahluwalia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134559054
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
View: 7055
This groundbreaking book makes sense of the complexities and dynamics of post-colonial politics, illustrating how post-colonial theory has marginalised a huge part of its constituency, namely Africa. Politics and Post-Colonial Theory traces how African identity has been constituted and reconstituted by examining issues such as: * negritude * the rise of nationalism * decolonisation. The book also questions how helpful post-colonial analysis can be in understanding the complexities which define institutions including: * the nation-state * civil society * human rights * citizenship. Politics and Post-colonial Theory bravely breaks down disciplinary boundaries. Its radical vision will be essential reading for all those engaged in Politics, post-colonial studies and African studies.