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Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

by: Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky,

In this path breaking work, now with a new introduction, 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 defence of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the […]

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Edward S. Herman is an economist and media analyst with a specialty in corporate and regulatory issues as well as political economy and the media. He is Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also teaches at Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Pennsylvania in 1945 and PhD in 1953 from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century. He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, in which he challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of behavior and language dominant in the 1950s. His naturalistic approach to the study of language has affected the philosophy of language and mind. He is also credited with the establishment of the Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages in terms of their generative power. Beginning with his critique of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Chomsky has become more widely known for his media criticism and political activism, and for his criticism of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar during the 1980???1992 time period, and was the eighth-most cited scholar in any time period.
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In this path breaking work, now with a new introduction, 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 defence 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, ???legitimising??? 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 behaviour 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 Organisation, 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 propagandist 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.

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ISBN: 9780099533115
Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: 1995
Page Count: 412

“Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media”

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