Audience of One  Donald Trump  Television  and the Fracturing of America
Score: 4
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Audience of One Donald Trump Television and the Fracturing of America


  • Author : James Poniewozik
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631494437


Audience of One Donald Trump Television and the Fracturing of America Book Description :

One of the Top 10 Politics and Current Events Books of Fall 2019 (Publishers Weekly) An incisive cultural history that captures a fractious nation through the prism of television and the rattled mind of a celebrity president. Television has entertained America, television has ensorcelled America, and with the election of Donald J. Trump, television has conquered America. In Audience of One, New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik traces the history of TV and mass media from the Reagan era to today, explaining how a volcanic, camera-hogging antihero merged with America’s most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. In the tradition of Neil Postman’s masterpiece Amusing Ourselves to Death, Audience of One shows how American media have shaped American society and politics, by interweaving two crucial stories. The first story follows the evolution of television from the three-network era of the 20th century, which joined millions of Americans in a shared monoculture, into today’s zillion-channel, Internet-atomized universe, which sliced and diced them into fractious, alienated subcultures. The second story is a cultural critique of Donald Trump, the chameleonic celebrity who courted fame, achieved a mind-meld with the media beast, and rode it to ultimate power. Braiding together these disparate threads, Poniewozik combines a cultural history of modern America with a revelatory portrait of the most public American who has ever lived. Reaching back to the 1940s, when Trump and commercial television were born, Poniewozik illustrates how Donald became “a character that wrote itself, a brand mascot that jumped off the cereal box and entered the world, a simulacrum that replaced the thing it represented.” Viscerally attuned to the media, Trump shape-shifted into a boastful tabloid playboy in the 1980s; a self-parodic sitcom fixture in the 1990s; a reality-TV “You’re Fired” machine in the 2000s; and finally, the biggest role of his

Audience of One
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Audience of One


  • Author : James Poniewozik
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Mass media
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1631494422


Audience of One Book Description :

In the tradition of great cultural figures like Marshall McLuhan and Neil Postman, New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik traces the history of television and mass media from the early 1980s to today, and demonstrates how a "volcanic, camera- hogging antihero" merged with America's most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. Beginning where Postman left off, Audience of One weaves together two compelling stories. The first charts the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium, with three mainstream networks, into today's fractious confederation of "spite-and-insult" media subcultures. The second examines Donald Trump himself, who took advantage of these historic changes to constantly reinvent himself: from boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice-reality-TV star; and, finally, to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. A trenchant, often slyly hilarious, work, Audience of One provides an eye- opening history of American media and a sobering reflection of the raucous, "gorillas-are always-fighting" culture we've now become.

Audience of One

Audience of One


  • Author : James Poniewozik
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1631498150


Audience of One Book Description :

New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik offers a "darkly entertaining" (Carlos Lozada, Washington Post) history of mass media from the early 1980s to today, demonstrating how a volcanic, camera-hogging antihero merged with America's most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. In charting the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium into today's fractious confederation of spite-and-insult media subcultures, Poniewozik reveals how Donald Trump took advantage of these historic changes by constantly reinventing himself: from a boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice reality-TV star; and finally to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. Already lauded as a "brilliant and daring" (Annalisa Quinn, NPR) work that defines a generation, Audience of One emerges as a classic in cultural criticism.

American Nightmare

American Nightmare


  • Author : Douglas Kellner
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 9789463007887


American Nightmare Book Description :

"Explaining the Donald Trump phenomenon is a challenge that will occupy critical theorists of U.S. politics for years to come. Firstly, Donald Trump won the Republican primary contest and is now a contender in the U.S. Presidential Election because he is the master of media spectacle, which he has deployed to create resonant images of himself in his business career, in his effort to become a celebrity and reality-TV superstar, and now his political campaign. More disturbingly, Trump embodies Authoritarian Populism and has used racism, nationalism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the disturbing underside of American politics to mobilize his supporters in his successful Republican primary campaign and in the hotly contested 2016 general election. The Trump phenomenon is a teachable moment that helps us understand the changes and contour of U.S. politics in the contemporary moment and the role of broadcast media, new media and social networking, and the politics of the spectacle. Trump reveals the threat of authoritarian populism, a phenomenon that is now global in scope, and the dangers of the rise to power of an individual who is highly destructive, who represents the worst of the 1 percent billionaire business class who masquerades as a “voice of the forgotten man” as he advances a political agenda that largely benefits the rich and the military, and who is a clear and present danger to U.S. democracy and global peace. The book documents how Trump’s rise to global celebrity and now political power is bound up with his use of media spectacle and how his use of authoritarian populism has created a mass movement beyond his presidency and a danger to the traditions of U.S. democracy as well as economic security and world peace."

Control and Consolation in American Culture and Politics

Control and Consolation in American Culture and Politics


  • Author : Dana Cloud
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0761905073


Control and Consolation in American Culture and Politics Book Description :

In this perceptive analysis, Dana Cloud traces the replacement of social and political activism by the pursuit of personal, psychological change. She identifies the new movement as the "rhetoric of therapy", where a persuasive cultural discourse that applies concepts such as coping and adapting replaces active attempts to reform flawed systems of social and political power. Cloud focuses on the therapeutic discourse that emerged after the Vietnam War and links its rise to specific political and economic interests. Critical case studies identify the extent to which therapeutic discourses are persuasive, including: the rhetoric of "family values"; media coverage of "support groups" during the Gulf War; Gloria Steinem's Revolution from Within; the film Thelma and Louise; and literature of the New Age Movement.

The Loudest Voice in the Room
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Loudest Voice in the Room


  • Author : Gabriel Sherman
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Right-wing extremists
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812982732


The Loudest Voice in the Room Book Description :

When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. Now, with a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York Magazinereporter Gabriel Sherman brings Roger Ailes to life, along with the outsized personalities-Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson, the Murdochs, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and others-who have helped Fox News play a defining role in the great social and political controversies of the past two decades. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Fox News insiders past and present, The Loudest Voice in the Roomis an extraordinary feat of reportage. Story Locale-New York, NY

Triggered
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Triggered


  • Author : Donald Trump Jr.
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781546086024


Triggered Book Description :

This is the book that the leftist elites don't want you to read -- Donald Trump, Jr., exposes all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square, from online "shadow banning" to rampant "political correctness." In Triggered, Donald Trump, Jr. will expose all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square, from online "shadow banning" to fake accusations of "hate speech." No topic is spared from political correctness. This is the book that the leftist elites don't want you to read! Trump, Jr. will write about the importance of fighting back and standing up for what you believe in. From his childhood summers in Communist Czechoslovakia that began his political thought process, to working on construction sites with his father, to the major achievements of President Trump's administration, Donald Trump, Jr. spares no details and delivers a book that focuses on success and perseverance, and proves offense is the best defense.

The Nicest Kids in Town

The Nicest Kids in Town


  • Author : Matthew F. Delmont
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520951600


The Nicest Kids in Town Book Description :

American Bandstand, one of the most popular television shows ever, broadcast from Philadelphia in the late fifties, a time when that city had become a battleground for civil rights. Counter to host Dick Clark’s claims that he integrated American Bandstand, this book reveals how the first national television program directed at teens discriminated against black youth during its early years and how black teens and civil rights advocates protested this discrimination. Matthew F. Delmont brings together major themes in American history—civil rights, rock and roll, television, and the emergence of a youth culture—as he tells how white families around American Bandstand’s studio mobilized to maintain all-white neighborhoods and how local school officials reinforced segregation long after Brown vs. Board of Education. The Nicest Kids in Town powerfully illustrates how national issues and history have their roots in local situations, and how nostalgic representations of the past, like the musical film Hairspray, based on the American Bandstand era, can work as impediments to progress in the present.

All the President s Women
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

All the President s Women


  • Author : Barry Levine
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316492676


All the President s Women Book Description :

Based on groundbreaking original reporting, an extensive new look at Donald Trump's relationships with women, revealing new accusations of sexual misconduct, exploring the roots of his alleged predatory behavior, and illustrating how Trump's presidency has helped catalyze the #MeToo movement and revitalize women's activism.

How to Start a Revolution

How to Start a Revolution


  • Author : Lauren Duca
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501181634


How to Start a Revolution Book Description :

Teen Vogue award-winning columnist Lauren Duca shares a smart and funny guide for challenging the status quo in a much-needed reminder that young people are the ones who will change the world. A columnist at Teen Vogue, Lauren Duca has become a fresh and authoritative voice on the experience of millennials in today’s society. In these pages she explores the post-Trump political awakening and lays the groundwork for a re-democratizing moment as it might be built out of the untapped potential of young people. Duca investigates and explains the issues at the root of our ailing political system and reimagines what an equitable democracy would look like. It begins with young people getting involved. People like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress; David and Lauren Hogg, two survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting who went on to become advocates for gun control; Amanda Litman, who founded the nonprofit organization Run For Something, to assist progressive young people in down ballot elections; and many more. Called “the millennial feminist warrior queen of social media” by Ariel Levy and “a national newsmaker” by The New York Times, Dan Rather agrees “we need fresh, intelligent, and creative voices—like Lauren’s—now as much—perhaps more—than ever before.” Here, Duca combines extensive research and first-person reporting to track her generation’s shift from political alienation to political participation. Throughout, she also draws on her own story as a young woman catapulted to the front lines of the political conversation (all while figuring out how to deal with her Trump-supporting parents).