Information Inequality

Average vote of 0
| 0 total contributions of which 0 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video

Herbert Schiller, for decades one of America's leading critics of the communications industry, here offers a pungent salvo in the battle over information. In Information Inequality he explains how privatization and the corporate econ

Herbert Schiller, for decades one of America's leading critics of the communications industry, here offers a pungent salvo in the battle over information. In Information Inequality he explains how privatization and the corporate economy directly affect our most highly prized democratic institutions: our schools and libraries, our media, and our political culture. Airwave frequencies are being auctioned off. Newspapers and electronic media increasingly are collapsing into vast global structures. "In the United States of the 1990's," Schiller writes, "the notion of community has become mostly nostalgic. Every facet of living is being, or has been, transformed into a separate, paid-for transaction." The corporate economy's pursuit of still greater private returns is systematically eliminating those institutions and structures that sustain the public interest and the common good. A master media-watcher, Schiller presents a crisp and far-reaching indictment of the "data deprivation" corporate interests are inflicting on the social fabric. From the realm of advertisisng to the so-called 'empowering' networks of cyberspace, technologies continue to be developed in ways that exacerbate social inequality. Schiller concludes with a cautionary analysis of the world economy: thoguh socialism's failures may lull the Western market into a sense of security, our social needs are more severe, more pressing than ever before. A "next radical moment" will hinge on the question of freedom of information, on the need for equal "information access" for all.

...Continua
- TIPS -
Nessun elemento trovato
Aggiungi per primo una recensione!

- TIPS -
Nessun elemento trovato
Aggiungi per primo una citazione!

- TIPS -
Nessun elemento trovato
Aggiungi per primo una immagine!

- TIPS -
Nessun elemento trovato
Aggiungi per primo una nota!

- TIPS -
Nessun elemento trovato
Aggiungi per primo un video!

Lorem Ipsum Color sit Amet
di Nome Autore
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur Suspendisse varius consequat feugiat.
Scheda libro
Aggiungi