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The Sound Bite Society: Television and the American Mind

JEFFREY SCHEUER

Published by Four Walls Eight Windows September 1999, 1999
ISBN 10: 1568581416 / ISBN 13: 9781568581415
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Title: The Sound Bite Society: Television and the ...

Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows September 1999

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. First 230, notes, bibliography, laid in publisher's ephemera & signed 'Compliments of the author' card. There are some comments by the P/O inside of the text. Bookseller Inventory # 20081216104147

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Synopsis: Since the 1960s, American political life has undergone some major transformations: conservative politicians and values have proliferated, and television has become the main forum for public discourse. In The Sound Bite Society, Jeffrey Scheuer shows how these changes are directly connected and explains that the key to understanding these forces lies in the nature of television and its relationship to ideology. Scheuer asserts that television is an inherently simplistic medium favoring sentimental and one-dimensional communication: visceral sound bites and photo ops. But a vibrant democracy is possible only if conflicting, complex ideas are exchanged. The Sound Bite Society asks if television has served democracy; Scheuer answers with a definitive No. Challenging Americans to resuscitate complexity as part of our public life, this book is crucial to anyone interested in understanding and changing our political landscape.

About the Author: Jeffrey Scheuer writes about politics and the media for publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. He lives in New York City.

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