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. This collection of essays is grounded with a critical theoretical foundation, and is informed by the importance of undertaking the analysis in historical perspective.
Contributors are: Alfonso M. Rodríguez de Austria Giménez de Aragon, Burton Lee Artz, Arthur Asa Berger, Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Marco Briziarelli, Savaş Çoban, Jeffrey 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.
Savaş Çoban, Ph.D. (2011), is an independent researcher. He has published articles, edited books on media and communication, including
Media and Left (Brill, 2014).
Table of contents
Preface Vincent Mosco List of Maps Notes on 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 and 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 Pickard 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
MH17as Free-Floating Atrocity Propaganda Oliver Boyd-Barrett 16
Commercial Reform and the Ideological Function of Chinese Television: A New Model in a New Era? Junhao Hong and Minghua Xu