Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Consent
  • Author : Edward S. Herman,Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2011-07-06
  • ISBN : 9780307801623
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An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news.

Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Consent
  • Author : Edward S. Herman,Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Pages : 482
  • Relase : 2002-01-15
  • ISBN : 9780375714498
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Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman,Noam Chomsky Book PDF

A "compelling indictment of the news media's role in covering up errors and deceptions" (The New York Times Book Review) due to the underlying economics of publishing—from famed scholars Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky. With a new introduction. In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order. Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worthy” versus “unworthy” victims, “legitimizing” and “meaningless” Third World elections, and devastating critiques of media coverage of the U.S. wars against Indochina—Herman and Chomsky draw on decades of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media’s behavior and performance. Their new introduction updates the Propaganda Model and the earlier case studies, and it discusses several other applications. These include the manner in which the media covered the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and subsequent Mexican financial meltdown of 1994-1995, the media’s handling of the protests against the World Trade Organization, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund in 1999 and 2000, and the media’s treatment of the chemical industry and its regulation. What emerges from this work is a powerful assessment of how propagandistic the U.S. mass media are, how they systematically fail to live up to their self-image as providers of the kind of information that people need to make sense of the world, and how we can understand their function in a radically new way.

Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Consent
  • Author : Michael Burawoy
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 286
  • Relase : 2012-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780226217710
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Manufacturing Consent by Michael Burawoy Book PDF

Since the 1930s, industrial sociologists have tried to answer the question, Why do workers not work harder? Michael Burawoy spent ten months as a machine operator in a Chicago factory trying to answer different but equally important questions: Why do workers work as hard as they do? Why do workers routinely consent to their own exploitation? Manufacturing Consent, the result of Burawoy's research, combines rich ethnographical description with an original Marxist theory of the capitalist labor process. Manufacturing Consent is unique among studies of this kind because Burawoy has been able to analyze his own experiences in relation to those of Donald Roy, who studied the same factory thirty years earlier. Burawoy traces the technical, political, and ideological changes in factory life to the transformations of the market relations of the plant (it is now part of a multinational corporation) and to broader movements, since World War II, in industrial relations.

Propaganda in the Information Age

Propaganda in the Information Age
  • Author : Alan MacLeod
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 2019-04-24
  • ISBN : 9780429772627
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

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Propaganda in the Information Age is a collaborative volume which updates Herman and Chomsky’s propaganda model for the twenty-first-century media landscape and makes the case for the continuing relevance of their original ideas. It includes an exclusive interview with Noam Chomsky himself. 2018 marks 30 years since the publication of Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky’s ground-breaking book Manufacturing Consent, which lifted the veil over how the mass media operate. The book’s model presented five filters which all potentially newsworthy events must pass through before they reach our TV screens, smartphones or newspapers. In Propaganda in the Information Age, many of the world’s leading media scholars, analysts and journalists use this model to explore the modern media world, covering some of the most pressing contemporary topics such as fake news, Cambridge Analytica, the Syrian Civil War and Russiagate. The collection also acknowledges that in an increasingly globalized world, our media is increasingly globalized as well, with chapters exploring both Indian and African media. For students of Media Studies, Journalism, Communication and Sociology, Propaganda in the Information Age offers a fascinating introduction to the propaganda model and how it can be applied to our understanding not only of how media functions in corporate America, but across the world in the twenty-first century.

Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Consent
  • Author : Peter Wintonick,Institute of Policy Alternatives (Montréal, Québec)
  • Publisher : Black Rose Books Ltd.
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : 1551640023
  • Rating : 3/5 (3 users)

Manufacturing Consent by Peter Wintonick,Institute of Policy Alternatives (Montréal, Québec) Book PDF

Manufacturing Consent Noam Chomsky and the Media, the companion book to the award-winning film, charts the life of America's most famous dissident, from his boyhood days running his uncle's newsstand in Manhattan to his current role as outspoken social critic. A complete transcript of the film is complemented by key excerpts from the writings, interviews and correspondence. Also included are exchanges between Chomsky and his critics, historical and biographical material, filmmakers' notes, a resource guide, more than 270 stills from the film and 18 "Philosopher All-Stars" Trading Cards! Mark Achbar has applied a wide range of creative abilities and technical skills to over 50 films, videos, and books. He has worked as editor, researcher and production coordinator. "A juicily subversive biographical/philosophical documentary bristling and buzzing with ideas."-Washington Post "You will see the whole sweep of the most challenging critic in modern political thought."-Boston Globe "One of our real geniuses, an excellent introduction."-Village Voice "An intellectually challenging crash course in the man's cooly contentious analysis, laying out his thoughts in a package that is clever and accessible."-Los Angeles Times Contents: The Man. Early Influences. Vietnam A Turning Point. On His Role. The Media. Thought Control in Democratic Societies. A Propaganda Model. The Gulf "War". A Case Study Cambodia & East Timor. Concision A Structural Constraint. "Sports Rap with Noam Chomsky." A Cabal of Anti-Conspiricists. Media in Media, Pennsylvania. Alternative Media. The Linguist. Basic Premises. Nim Chimsky: Chimpanzee. And the Elusive Connection to his Politics. The Social Order. On Education. Anarchism/Libertarian Socialism. Resistance & Critical Analysis. The Critics (Media-Based). William F. Buckley, Jr. "Firing Line". David Frum Journalist, Washington Post. Jeff Greenfield Producer, "Nightline". Karl E. Meyer Editorial Writer, The New York Times. Peter Worthington Editor, The Ottawa Sun. The Critics (Other Elites). Fritz Bolkestein Former Dutch Minister of Defense. Michel Foucault Philosopher. Yossi Olmert Tel Aviv University. John Silber

Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Consent
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : OCLC:908823697
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

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Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Consent
  • Author : Edward S. Herman,Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Pages : 442
  • Relase : 1988
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106009998763
  • Rating : 4/5 (15 users)

Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman,Noam Chomsky Book PDF

First published in 1988 and never out of print, this seminal analysis of how the media serve corporations that control and finance them is being reissued with a new Introduction by the authors. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Public Opinion

Public Opinion
  • Author : Walter Lippmann
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2012-07-12
  • ISBN : 9780486119908
  • Rating : 4/5 (1 users)

Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann Book PDF

A penetrative study of democratic theory and the role of citizens in a democracy, this classic by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner offers a prescient view of the media's function in shaping public perceptions.

How the World Works

How the World Works
  • Author : Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2011-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781593764661
  • Rating : 3/5 (3 users)

How the World Works by Noam Chomsky Book PDF

An eye-opening introduction to the timelessly relevant ideas of Noam Chomsky, this book is a penetrating, illusion-shattering look at how things really work from the man The New York Times called “arguably the most important intellectual alive.” Offering something not found anywhere else: How the World Works is pure Chomsky, but tailored for those unfamiliar to his work. Made up of meticulously edited speeches and interviews, every dazzling idea and penetrating insight is kept intact and delivered in clear, accessible, reader-friendly prose. Originally published as four short books in the famous Real Story series—What Uncle Sam Really Wants; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many; Secrets, Lies and Democracy; and The Common Good—they’ve collectively sold almost 600,000 copies. And they continue to sell year after year after year because Chomsky’s ideas become, if anything, more relevant as time goes by. For example, it was decades ago when he pointed out that “in 1970, about 90% of international capital was used for trade and long-term investment—more or less productive things—and 10% for speculation. By 1990, those figures had reversed.” As we know, high-risk speculation continues to increase exponentially as corporations continue to push the free market economy—but only for the power they offer to the wealthy, not to benefit all people. We’re paying the price now for not heeding him them.

Understanding Media Propaganda in the 21st Century

Understanding Media Propaganda in the 21st Century
  • Author : Simon Foley
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 245
  • Relase : 2021-09-02
  • ISBN : 9781527574373
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Understanding Media Propaganda in the 21st Century by Simon Foley Book PDF

First published in 1988, Herman and Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent remains the go-to book for those interested in understanding why the mainstream media act as vehicles for power-elite propaganda. The analytical heart of Manufacturing Consent lies in what it calls ‘The Propaganda Model.’ According to this model, there are five filters which all newsworthy stories have to pass through before reaching the public sphere. However, a lot has changed in the subsequent thirty-something years. Consequently, a key question that needs to be addressed is whether Manufacturing Consent is still fit for purpose. The conceit underpinning Understanding Media Propaganda in the 21st Century: Manufacturing Consent Revisited and Revised is that the election of Trump in 2016 constitutes the proverbial ‘year zero’ for fourth estate journalism. As a result of the ‘journalistic’ cultural revolution that ensued, it argues that the Propaganda Model needs to be overhauled if it is to retain its epistemological bona fides. To this end, this book is a radical—in the true critical sense of the word—intervention into the propaganda/fake news debate. For students (in the broadest sense of the term) of media studies, journalism, communication studies and sociology, it provides both a compelling critique of Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model, while at the same time proffering a new explanatory model to understand why MSM output typically replicates the ‘stenographer for power’ playbook.

Redefining Rape

Redefining Rape
  • Author : Estelle B. Freedman
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 414
  • Relase : 2013-09-03
  • ISBN : 9780674728493
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Redefining Rape by Estelle B. Freedman Book PDF

The uproar over "legitimate rape" during the 2012 U.S. elections confirms that rape remains a word in flux, subject to political power and social privilege. Redefining Rape describes the forces that have shaped the meaning of sexual violence in the U.S., through the experiences of accusers, assailants, and advocates for change.

Manufacturing Babies and Public Consent

Manufacturing Babies and Public Consent
  • Author : Jose Van Dijck
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Pages : 249
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : 9780814787861
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Manufacturing Babies and Public Consent by Jose Van Dijck Book PDF

On Christmas day, 1993, a 59-year-old British woman gave birth to healthy twins. In Italy the very same week, a black woman bore a white baby, produced from the semen of her white husband and an egg donated by a white woman. Heated debates ensued across the United States and Europe. Fifteen years ago the very idea of conception outside a woman's womb triggered science fiction fantasies and alarmist speculations. Today, thousands of babies are manufactured with the help of in-vitro fertilization and related technologies each year. The application of these procedures has continuously shifted the boundaries of conception and reproduction. In the public debate on new reproductive technologies, many voices have been heard: medical scientists hailing the new technologies as an unprecedented advance; feminists raising apprehensions about the way in which these technologies might rob a woman of her reproductive autonomy and bodily integrity; and ethicists, religious groups, and politicians expressing concerns about the social and moral implications of the new technologies. Mapping out the public debate in the three discourses which play the most significant role in the distribution of public meanings—science, journalism and fiction—Jos Van Dyck here traces the ways in which this public consent has been manufactured. This book examines important questions about the relationship between science, technology and popular culture.

Media Control

Media Control
  • Author : Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 2011-01-04
  • ISBN : 9781609800154
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (6 users)

Media Control by Noam Chomsky Book PDF

Noam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy—one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky, "propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state," and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the United States. From an examination of how Woodrow Wilson’s Creel Commission "succeeded, within six months, in turning a pacifist population into a hysterical, war-mongering population," to Bush Sr.'s war on Iraq, Chomsky examines how the mass media and public relations industries have been used as propaganda to generate public support for going to war. Chomsky further touches on how the modern public relations industry has been influenced by Walter Lippmann’s theory of "spectator democracy," in which the public is seen as a "bewildered herd" that needs to be directed, not empowered; and how the public relations industry in the United States focuses on "controlling the public mind," and not on informing it. Media Control is an invaluable primer on the secret workings of disinformation in democratic societies.

The Essential Chomsky

The Essential Chomsky
  • Author : Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher : New Press/ORIM
  • Pages : 529
  • Relase : 2011-05-10
  • ISBN : 9781595585660
  • Rating : 3/5 (2 users)

The Essential Chomsky by Noam Chomsky Book PDF

The seminal writings of America’s leading philosopher, linguist, and political thinker—“the foremost gadfly of our national conscience” (The New York Times). For the past fifty years Noam Chomsky’s writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual as well as one of the most original political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, Chomsky has also secured a place among the most influential dissident voice in the United States. Chomsky’s many bestselling works—including Manufacturing Consent, Hegemony or Survival, Understanding Power, and Failed States—have served as essential touchstones for activists, scholars, and concerned citizens on subjects ranging from the media and intellectual freedom to human rights and war crimes. In particular, Chomsky’s scathing critique of the US wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East have furnished a widely accepted intellectual premise for antiwar movements for nearly four decades. The Essential Chomsky assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts over the past half century. Here is an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of the thought that animates “one of the West’s most influential intellectuals in the cause of peace” (The Independent). “Chomsky ranks with Marx, Shakespeare, and the Bible as one of the ten most quoted sources in the humanities—and is the only writer among them still alive.” —The Guardian “Noam Chomsky is one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and humanitarianism.” —Edward Said “A rebel without a pause.” —Bono

Armageddon in Waco

Armageddon in Waco
  • Author : Stuart A. Wright
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 421
  • Relase : 2014-07-04
  • ISBN : 9780226229706
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Armageddon in Waco by Stuart A. Wright Book PDF

On February 28, 1993, the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) launched the largest assault in its history against a small religious community in central Texas. One hundred agents armed with automatic and semi automatic weapons invaded the compound, purportedly to execute a single search and arrest warrant. The raid went badly; four agents were killed, and by the end of the day the settlement was surrounded by armored tanks and combat helicopters. After a fifty-one day standoff, the United States Justice Department approved a plan to use CS gas against those barricaded inside. Whether by accident or plan, tanks carrying the CS gas caused the compound to explode in fire, killing all seventy-four men, women, and children inside. Could the tragedy have been prevented? Was it necesary for the BATF agents to do what they did? What could have been done differently? Armageddon in Waco offers the most detailed, wide-ranging analysis of events surrounding Waco. Leading scholars in sociology, history, law, and religion explore all facets of the confrontation in an attempt to understand one of the most confusing government actions in American history. The book begins with the history of the Branch Davidians and the story of its leader, David Koresh. Chapters show how the Davidians came to trouble authorities, why the group was labeled a "cult," and how authorities used unsubstantiated allegations of child abuse to strengthen their case against the sect. The media's role is examined next in essays that considering the effect on coverage of lack of time and resources, the orchestration of public relations by government officials, the restricted access to the site or to countervailing evidence, and the ideologies of the journalists themselves. Several contributors then explore the relation of violence to religion, comparing Waco to Jonestown. Finally, the role played by "experts" and "consultants" in defining such conflicts is explored by two contributors who had active roles as scholarly experts during and after the siege The legal and consitutional implications of the government's actions are also analyzed in balanced, clearly written detail.

Necessary Illusions

Necessary Illusions
  • Author : Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 422
  • Relase : 1989
  • ISBN : 0896083667
  • Rating : 4/5 (5 users)

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Argues that the media serves the needs of those in power rather than performing a watchdog role, and looks at specific cases and issues

Dead Tree Media

Dead Tree Media
  • Author : Michael Stamm
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Pages : 373
  • Relase : 2018-10-16
  • ISBN : 9781421426051
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Dead Tree Media by Michael Stamm Book PDF

For those seeking to understand the travails of the contemporary newspaper business, Dead Tree Media is essential reading.

Propaganda and the Public Mind

Propaganda and the Public Mind
  • Author : David Barsamian,Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher : Pluto Press
  • Pages : 266
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 074531788X
  • Rating : 3.5/5 (3 users)

Propaganda and the Public Mind by David Barsamian,Noam Chomsky Book PDF

An invitation to take part in a conversation with one of the great minds of our time. First published in 2001, this book collects a series of discussions with the journalist David Barsamian. It is the perfect complement to Chomsky's major works of media study such as Manufacturing Consent and Necessary Illusions. Events discussed in detail are the so-called 'Battle of Seattle' protests against the World Trade Organisation, US involvement in East Timor, and the beginning of the movement towards a second Iraq War.

The Power In / Of Language

The Power In / Of Language
  • Author : David R. Cole,Linda J. Graham
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 2012-01-19
  • ISBN : 9781118343166
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

The Power In / Of Language by David R. Cole,Linda J. Graham Book PDF

The Power In/Of Language features a collection of essays that analyse the ways in which language is utilized in contemporary education revealing its deeply entrenched power relationships. Features essays grounded in theoretical rigor that offer critical insights into contemporary educational practice Provides educators with fresh new perspectives on language in education Based on the latest research data

The Propaganda Model Today

The Propaganda Model Today
  • Author : Joan Pedro-Carañana,Daniel Broudy,Jeffery Klaehn
  • Publisher : University of Westminster Press
  • Pages : 315
  • Relase : 2018-10-25
  • ISBN : 9781912656172
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

The Propaganda Model Today by Joan Pedro-Carañana,Daniel Broudy,Jeffery Klaehn Book PDF

While the individual elements of the propaganda system (or filters) identified by the Propaganda Model (PM) – ownership, advertising, sources, flak and anti-communism – have previously been the focus of much scholarly attention, their systematisation in a model, empirical corroboration and historicisation have made the PM a useful tool for media analysis across cultural and geographical boundaries. Despite the wealth of scholarly research Herman and Chomsky’s work has set into motion over the past decades, the PM has been subjected to marginalisation, poorly informed critiques and misrepresentations. Interestingly, while the PM enables researchers to form discerning predictions as regards corporate media performance, Herman and Chomsky had further predicted that the PM itself would meet with such marginalisation and contempt. In current theoretical and empirical studies of mass media performance, uses of the PM continue, nonetheless, to yield important insights into the workings of political and economic power in society, due in large measure to the model’s considerable explanatory power.