Soundbite Culture: The Death of Discourse in a Wired World

Soundbite Culture: The Death of Discourse in a Wired World

by David Slayden
     
 

Drawing on the insights of a distinguished group of international scholars from a variety of disciplines, Soundbite Culture combines theory with case analysis to describe and account for the environment within which discourse has declined, and what has replaced it and why. The authors explore the implications of their premise by investigating various media, their

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Drawing on the insights of a distinguished group of international scholars from a variety of disciplines, Soundbite Culture combines theory with case analysis to describe and account for the environment within which discourse has declined, and what has replaced it and why. The authors explore the implications of their premise by investigating various media, their methods, and their social, cultural and political implications. Topics include targeted direct mail campaigns, polling, infomercials, Internet identities, radio talk shows, and film depictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761908715
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/18/1998
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - David Slayden and Rita Kirk Willock
PART ONE: SMOKE AND MIRRORS
MARKETS, PUBLICS, AND CITIZEN-CONSUMERS
Giant Sucking Sounds - Rita Kirk Whillock
Politics as Illusion
Call and Response - David Theo Goldberg
Sports, Talk Radio and the Death of Democracy
Democratic Delusions - Dale Herbeck
The Town Meeting in an Electronic Age
PART TWO: CENSORED AND SILENCED
ACTS OF RESISTANCE AND POPULISM
Reading the Writing on the Wall - Les Back, Michael Keith and John Solomos
Grafitti in the Racialized City
The Art of Subversive Image Making - Carol Becker
Resisting Whiteness - Peter L Mc Laren
Revolutionary Multiculturalism as Counterhegemonic Praxis
PART THREE: BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES
THE ACADEMY AT THE EDGE OF CIVIL DISCOURSE
The Death of Discourse in Our Own (Chat)Room - Peter M Kellet and H L Goodall Jr
"Sextext ", Skillful Discussion and Virtual Communities
Performing Cultural Studies as a Pedagogical Practice - Henry N Giroux
Rethinking Harmful Words - Charles N Davis
The Demise of the Critical Education Model and Discourse in the Schoolhouse
PART FOUR: MASTER AND SLAVE
POPULAR MEDIA AND THE SHAPING OF BEHAVIOR
Negotiable Realities - David Everett Whillock
Chaotic Attractors of Our Understanding
Worlds at GWAR - Glenn C Geiser-Getz
Celebrations of Juvenile Resistance in Post-Punk Pop
Vicarious Realities - David Slayden
Internet Discourses and Narratives of the Future

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