We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 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.
Review: An absolutely brilliant analysis of the ways in which individuals and organizations of the media are influenced to shape the social agendas of knowledge and, therefore, belief. Contrary to the popular conception of members of the press as hard-bitten realists doggedly pursuing unpopular truths, Herman and Chomsky prove conclusively that the free-market economics model of media leads inevitably to normative and narrow reporting. Whether or not you've seen the eye-opening movie, buy this book, and you will be a far more knowledgeable person and much less prone to having your beliefs manipulated as easily as the press.
Title: Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy...
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing. Bookseller Inventory # 3IIEN5001WZL
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0375714499I3N00
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Bookseller Inventory # G0375714499I4N00
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0375714499I3N00
Book Description Pantheon. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 0375714499 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Bookseller Inventory # Z0375714499Z3
Book Description Pantheon, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good Soft cover.Â Clean text -- NO writing, NO highlighting to text.Â Very Good condition. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000068996
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # S-72-374
Book Description Pantheon, 2002. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good, Used Textbook. cover wear. original price blacked out on back cover. price stamp. some underlining, markings. binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # 049378
Book Description Pantheon, 2002. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good, Used Textbook. light cover wear. stickers. price stamp. text is unmarked. binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # 051436
Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97803757144980000000