The Politics of Misinformation / Edition 1

The Politics of Misinformation / Edition 1

by Murray Edelman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521805104

ISBN-13: 9780521805100

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Politics of Misinformation is an examination of how concentrations of social and economic power result in public languages of politics that are necessarily image-based, vague, and misleading in their denial of undemocratic tendencies. As a result, public discourses of democracy tend to be populistic, emotional, and likely to emphasize images of progress rather

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Overview

The Politics of Misinformation is an examination of how concentrations of social and economic power result in public languages of politics that are necessarily image-based, vague, and misleading in their denial of undemocratic tendencies. As a result, public discourses of democracy tend to be populistic, emotional, and likely to emphasize images of progress rather than structural inequalities in their formulations of public problems. In short, neither typical problem definitions nor solutions invite critical popular understanding or involvement in democratic politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521805100
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Communication, Society, and Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

1. Images; 2. Social change; 3. Authority; 4. Public opinion; 5. Institutions; 6. Language; 7. Science; 8. Crime as an example.

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