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Inhaltsangabe: In this book, Nick Couldry passionately argues for voice, the effective opportunity for people to speak and be heard on what affects their lives, as the only value that can truly challenge neoliberal politics. But having voice is not enough: we need to know our voice matters. Insisting that the answer goes much deeper than simply calling for ?more voices?, whether on the streets or in the media, Couldry presents a dazzling range of analysis from the real world of Blair and Obama to the social theory of Judith Butler and Amartya Sen. This book breaks open the contradictions in neoliberal thought and shows how the mainstream media not only fails to provide the means for people to give an account of themselves, but also reinforces neoliberal values.
Über den Autor: Nick joined the Department in September 2006 from the London School of Economics, where he had been teaching since 2001, after undertaking his MA, PhD and first teaching post at Goldsmiths. He is a participant in the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre and is the author or editor of nine books including The Place of Media Power: Pilgrims and Witnesses of the Media Age (Routledge 2000), Inside Culture (Sage 2000), Media Rituals: A Critical Approach (Routledge, 2003), Contesting Media Power: Alternative Media in a Networked World (Rowman and Littlefield 2003, coedited with James Curran) and most recently Media Events in a Global Age (Routledge 2009, co-edited with Andreas Hepp and Friedrich Krotz). His forthcoming book is Why Voice Matters: Culture and Politics After Neoliberalism (Sage June 2010). Nick talks about his forthcoming book, Media Society World (Polity, 2012), with Toby Miller here.
Buchbeschreibung SAGE Publications Ltd Jun 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 234x156x10 mm. Neuware - 'Nick Couldry has emerged as one of the most brilliant critics we have of neoliberalism and its assault on almost every aspect of public life. What is unique about this book is that it not only understands neoliberalism as an economic discourse but also, if not more importantly, as a profound and powerful mode of cultural politics. This is one of the best books I have read in years about what it means to engage neoliberalism through a critical framework that highlights those narratives and stories that affirm both our humanity and our longing for justice. This book should be read by everyone concerned with what it might mean to not only dream about democracy but to engage it as a lived experience and political possibility' - Henry Giroux, McMaster University, Canada 186 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781848606623