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The Daily Planet: A Critic on the Capitalist Culture Beat
     

The Daily Planet: A Critic on the Capitalist Culture Beat

by Patricia Aufderheide
 

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The first collection of essays by this major commentator on media and society.

The Daily Planet is a long-awaited selection of Patricia Aufderheide's most important critical essays, updated and organized thematically to demonstrate the breadth of her thinking on media and film, public telecommunications policy, and contemporary society. The result is a pithy

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The first collection of essays by this major commentator on media and society.

The Daily Planet is a long-awaited selection of Patricia Aufderheide's most important critical essays, updated and organized thematically to demonstrate the breadth of her thinking on media and film, public telecommunications policy, and contemporary society. The result is a pithy and provocative exploration of "the culture of daily life under capitalism."

Here, Aufderheide demonstrates criticism that is both activist and analytical. She probes the processes that shape our culture by examining diverse subjects, including the struggle to create quality children's television programming, the meaning of Paul Harvey, the evolution of the war film over the past thirty years, and the ways journalism is changed by the Internet and other new technologies.

Throughout, Aufderheide foregrounds democratic values, displaying the penetrating insights that have made her a leading public intellectual and commentator on contemporary culture.

Patricia Aufderheide's articles appear in a wide variety of publications' including the Washington Post, Variety, and the Women's Review of Books, and her commentaries have aired on National Public Radio. She is professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and a senior editor of In These Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816633425
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Aufderheide is professor in the School of Communication at American University and director of the Center for Social Media. She is the author of, most recently, Documentary: A Very Short Introduction.

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