Media, Ideology and Hegemony


Volume 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. 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.

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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).
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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

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