Audience of One  Donald Trump  Television  and the Fracturing of America
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

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 :
  • 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 Amer...

Audience of One
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Audience of One


  • Author : James Poniewozik
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Mass media
  • Pages :
  • 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:...

Audience of One

Audience of One


  • Author : James Poniewozik
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • 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 "b...

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 :
  • 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 ...

American Nightmare

American Nightmare


  • Author : Douglas Kellner
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • 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 Tru...

Triggered
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Triggered


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

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 :
  • 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 off...

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 :
  • 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....

The Thinker s Guide to Evil

The Thinker s Guide to Evil


  • Author : Peter Vardy
  • Publisher : John Hunt Pub
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1903816335


The Thinker s Guide to Evil Book Description :

This book answers some of the questions like, How do we recognize evil today?...

American Carnage
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

American Carnage


  • Author : Tim Alberta
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062896360


American Carnage Book Description :

Politico Magazine’s chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider’s look at the making of the modern Republican Party—how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump. The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Tim Alberta explains in American Carnage, to understand Trump’s victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most manifest consequence. American Carnage is the story of a president’s rise based on a country’s evolution and a party’s collapse. As George W. Bush left office with record-low approval ratin...