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Soundbite Culture
The Death of Discourse in a Wired World

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December 1998 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Drawing on the insights of a distinguished group of international scholars from a variety of disciplines, Soundbite Culture combines theory with case analysis to describe and account for the environment within which discourse has declined, and what has replaced it and why. The authors explore the implications of their premise by investigating various media, their methods, and their social, cultural and political implications. Topics include targeted direct mail campaigns, polling, infomercials, Internet identities, radio talk shows, and film depictions.

 


David Slayden and Rita Kirk Willock
Introduction
 
PART ONE: SMOKE AND MIRRORS
MARKETS, PUBLICS, AND CITIZEN-CONSUMERS  
Rita Kirk Whillock
Giant Sucking Sounds
Politics as Illusion  
David Theo Goldberg
Call and Response
Sports, Talk Radio and the Death of Democracy  
Dale Herbeck
Democratic Delusions
The Town Meeting in an Electronic Age  
 
PART TWO: CENSORED AND SILENCED
ACTS OF RESISTANCE AND POPULISM  
Les Back, Michael Keith and John Solomos
Reading the Writing on the Wall
Grafitti in the Racialized City  
Carol Becker
The Art of Subversive Image Making
Peter L McLaren
Resisting Whiteness
Revolutionary Multiculturalism as Counterhegemonic Praxis  
 
PART THREE: BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES
THE ACADEMY AT THE EDGE OF CIVIL DISCOURSE  
Peter M Kellet and H L Goodall Jr
The Death of Discourse in Our Own (Chat)Room
"Sextext", Skillful Discussion and Virtual Communities  
Henry N Giroux
Performing Cultural Studies as a Pedagogical Practice
Charles N Davis
Rethinking Harmful Words
The Demise of the Critical Education Model and Discourse in the Schoolhouse  
 
PART FOUR: MASTER AND SLAVE
POPULAR MEDIA AND THE SHAPING OF BEHAVIOR  
David Everett Whillock
Negotiable Realities
Chaotic Attractors of Our Understanding  
Glenn C Geiser-Getz
Worlds at GWAR
Celebrations of Juvenile Resistance in Post-Punk Pop  
David Slayden
Vicarious Realities
Internet Discourses and Narratives of the Future  

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