Cultural Citizenship: Cosmopolitanism, Consumerism, and Television in a Neoliberal Age

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Temple University Press, 2007 - 248 Seiten
What does it mean to be a citizen today, in an age of unbridled consumerism, terrorism, militarism, and multinationalism? In this passionate and dazzling book, Toby Miller dares to answer this question with the depth of thought it deserves. Fast-moving and far-ranging, "Cultural Citizenship "blends fact, theory, observation, and speculation in a way that continually startles and engages the reader. Although he is unabashedly liberal in his politics, Miller is anything but narrow minded. He looks at media coverage of September 11th and the Iraq invasion as well as infotainmentOCosuch as Food and Weather channelsOCoto see how U.S. TV is serving its citizens as part of the global commodity chain. Repeatedly revealing the crushing grip of the invisible hand of television, Miller shows us what we have given up in our drive to acquire and to belong. For far too long, cultural citizenship has been a concept invoked without content. With the publication of this book, it has at last been given flesh and substance."
 

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Acknowledgments
Introduction
1
What Is Cultural Citizenship
27
Television Terror Being Ignorant Living in Manhattan
74
Television Food From Brahmin Julia to to WorkingClass
112
Television Weather Tomorrow Will BeRisky and Diciplined
144
Conclusion
177
References
181
Index
229
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Seite 3 - TV analysis, describing it as 'deeply threatening to traditional leftist views of commerce' because notions of active media consumption by fans were so close to the sovereign consumer beloved of the right: 'The cultural-studies mavens are betraying the leftist cause, lending support to the corporate enemy and even training graduate students who wind up doing market research.

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Toby Miller is Professor of English, Sociology, and Women's Studies, and Director of the Program in Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is the editor of two journals: Television & New Media and Social Identities, and the author of Sportsex (Temple).

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