Media, Ideology and Hegemony


Editor: Savaş Çoban
Media, Ideology and Hegemony contains a range of topics that provide readers with opportunities to think critically about the new digital world. This includes work on old and new media, on the corporate power structure in communication and information technology, and on government use of media to control citizens. Demonstrating that the new world of media is a hotly contested terrain, the book also uncovers the contradictions inherent in the system of digital power and documents how citizens are using media and information technology to actively resist repressive power. Finally, the collection is solidly grounded in a critical theoretical foundation and respects the importance of a historical understanding. Contributors are: Alfonso M. Rodríguez de Austria Giménez de Aragon, Burton Lee Artz, Arthur Asa Berger, Joseph O. Boyd-Barrett, Marco Briziarelli, Savaş Çoban, Jeff Hoffmann, Junhao Hong, Robert Jensen, Douglas Kellner, Thomas Klikauer, Peter Ludes, Tanner Mirrlees, Vincent Mosco, Victor Pickard, Padmaja Shaw, Nick Stevenson, Gerald Sussman, Minghua Xu.


EUR €148.00USD $178.00

Biographical Note

Savaş Çoban, Ph.D. (1975), Marmara University, is an independent researcher. He has published articles, edited books on media and communication, including Media and Left (Brill, 2016).

Table of contents

PREFACE Vincent Mosco LIST MAPS LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS INTRODUCTION Savaş Çoban 1. Global Media Practices and Cultural Hegemony: Growing, Harvesting, and Marketing the Consuming Audience Burton Lee Artz 2. The Return of Radical Humanism in Marxism and Anarchism: The Art of Refusal, Resistance and Humility Nick Stevenson 3. The Culture of Capitalism Arthur Asa Berger 4. Adorno on Ideology: Ideology Critique and Mass Consumerism Thomas Klikauer 5. Hegemony, Ideology, Media Savaş Çoban 6. Hegemony and the Media: A Culturally Materialist Narrative of Digital Labor in Contemporary Capitalism Marco Briziarelli & Jeffrey Hoffmann 7. Distorted Knowledge and Repressive Power Peter Ludes 8. Counter-Hegemony Narratives: Revolutionary Songs Padmaja Shaw 9. The US Empire’s Cultural Industries, at War Selling and Subverting the Ideology of Militarism Tanner Mirrlees 10. Donald Trump and the Politics of the Spectacle Douglas Kellner 11. The US Media, State Legitimacy, and the New Cold War Gerald Sussman 12. American Journalism’s Ideology Why the “Liberal” Media is Fundamentalist Robert Jensen 13. Media Activism from Above and Below: Lessons from the 1940s American Reform Movement Victor Picard 14. The Role of the Hollywood Motion Picture Production Code (1930-1966) in the Creation of Hegemony Alfonso M. Rodríguez de Austria Giménez de Aragón 15. MH17 as Free-Floating Atrocity Propaganda Oliver Boyd-Barrett 16. Commercial Reform and the Political Function of Chinese Television: A New Model in A New Era? Junhao Hong and Minghua Xu INDEX


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