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Communicating For and Against Democracy.
by Marc Raboy; Peter A. Bruck

From publisher's web page: Addresses different aspects of the "communication question," bringing out the ways in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at other times as a support for human emancipation. Essays written by international scholars and activists. These essays do much to increase reader awareness of the "mediatization" of society. Choice Table of Contents: The Challenge of Democratic Communication. Contexts of Domination. Howard H. Frederick (California State Univ.): "Development Sabotage Communication" in Low Intensity Warfare: Media Strategies Against Democracy in Central America. Vincent Mosco (Queen's University at Kingston): Critical Thinking About the Military Information Society. Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. (Annenberg School of Communications, Univ. of Pennsylvania): Information Privacy & the Crisis of Control. Wai-Teng Leong (National University of Singapore): Lanie Patrick (communication and cultural policy consultant, Winnipeg, Canada): Global Economy, Global Communications: The Canada-US Free Trade Agreement. Marc Raboy teaches journalism and public communication at the Universit"š de Montréal. Peter A. Bruck is director of the Centre for Communication, Culture & Society at Carleton University. Understanding Communication. Graham Knight (McMaster Univ.): The Reality Effects of Tabloid Television News. Douglas Kellner (Univ. of Texas): Resurrecting McLuhan? Jean Baudrillard & the Academy of Postmodernism. Gertrude J. Robinson (McGill Univ.; editor, Canadian Journal of Communication), and Claude-Yves Charron (Universit"š du Qu"šbec "¦ Montr"šal): Television News & the Public Sphere: The Case of the Quebec Referendum. Luigi Manca (Wayne State College): Journalism, Advocacy, and a Communication Model for Democracy. Robert Lewis Shayon (Annenberg School of Communications, Univ. of Pennsylvania): Eduction of a Media Activist. Levon Chorbajian (Univ. of Lowell): For the Masses: Television in the Armenian S.S.R. Keyan G. Tomaselli and P. Eric Louw (both of Univ. of Natal, Durban): Alternative Press & Political Practice: The South African Struggle. Lorna Roth (cross-cultural communication & education consultant; Ph.D, Concordia Univ., Montreal) and Gail Guthrie Valaskakis (Concordia Univ., Montreal): Aboriginal Broadcasting in Canada: A Case Study in Decentralization. Geoff Mulgan (Centre for Communication & Information Studies, London): What is Socialist Cultural Practice: Does Anyone Have a Right to be an Artist?

Publication Type: Anthology / Edited Book: 248 pages
Publisher: Black Rose Books (1989)
Location: Montréal, Canada
Language: English
ISBN: 0-921689-46-2

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