Cultural Politics in Contemporary America
Cultural Politics in Contemporary America edited by Ian Angus and Sut Jhally
The Hollywood Presidency of Ronald Reagan was founded on the skills of the 'Great Communicator'; Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' is used by the Chrysler Corporation to assure us that the 'pride is back'; feminists and right-wing militants converge to oppose pornography; racial tensions increased when the Cosby show tops the ratings. This book is a radical attempt to lay out the complex ways in which the American media and American culture are powerfully interlocked.Includes essays by Gore Vidal, Stuart Ewen, Michael Omi,Stanley Aronwitz, Ellen Willis, Michael Morgan, Lawrence Grossberg, Russel Jacoby, William Leiss, Stephen Kline, Herbert Schiller and Todd Gitlin (and others).
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