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Hegemony In The Digital Age

Author : Stephen M. E. Marmura
ISBN : 9780739146545
Genre : Social Science
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Internet technology has arguably changed the rules by which individuals, social movements, and institutions compete for political and cultural influence in technologically advanced societies. The author considers this reality through reference to the concept of hegemony; looking to the ways in which diverse actors in American civil society compete with one another while simultaneously challenging dominant sources of authority. The Arab/Israeli conflict is drawn upon as a boundary object holding direct interest to a wide range of state-aligned lobbies, broadly-based social movements, and marginalized 'extremist' groups, each of which hopes to affect the course of U.S. Mid-East policy. While various dimensions of internet use and activism are explored, Stephen Marmura directs particular attention to the importance and limitations of the World Wide Web as a mass medium. Examining phenomena ranging from mainstream news dissemination to the propaganda warfare visible online amongst racist, religious fundamentalist, and ultra-nationalist organizations, he argues the Net's greatest advantages are ultimately accrued by those most vested in the political status quo. Marmura argues further that widespread use of the Web is likely contributing to processes of social fragmentation, even as it reinforces ideological discourses favorable to state power.

Beyond Monopoly

Author : Michela Ardizzoni
ISBN : 9780739142677
Genre : Social Science
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While Italian media industries are booming, changing, and challenging audiences, the existing Anglophone literature on the subject is scarce. Beyond Monopoly fills this gap by engaging with the most recent changes and trends in Italian media.

The Laboring Of Communication

Author : Vincent Mosco
ISBN : 0739118145
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book addresses the changing nature of work, workers, and their organizations in the media, information, and knowledge industries. It begins with a concise analysis of the meaning of knowledge work and of an information society.

Patronizing The Public

Author : William J. Buxton
ISBN : 0739138367
Genre : Social Science
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Patronizing the Public: American Philanthropy's Transformation of Culture, Communication, and the Humanities is the first detailed and comprehensive examination of how American philanthropic foundations have shaped numerous fields, including dance, drama, education, film, film-music, folklore, journalism, local history, museums, radio, television, as well as the performing arts and the humanities in general. Drawing on an impressive range of archival and secondary sources, the chapters in the volume give particular attention to the period from the late 1920s to the late 1970s, a crucial time for the development of philanthropic practice. To this end, it examines how patterns and directions of funding have been based on complex negotiations involving philanthropic family members, elite networks, foundation trustees and officers, cultural workers, academics, state officials, corporate interests, and the general public. By addressing both the contours of philanthropic power as well as the processes through which that power has been enacted, it is hoped that this collection will reinforce and amplify the critical study of philanthropy's history.

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