Screens of Power

Screens of Power : Ideology, Domination, and Resistance in Informational Society

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The author explores how certain aspects of power work in contemporary, "information-based" societies, paying particular attention to recent developments in the United States. As the process of informationalization advances, he maintains, new modes of domination spark the rise of alternative forms of resistance to the social, political, economic, and cultural transformations taking place. He offers a critical reconstruction and blend of concepts drawn from Jean Baudrillard, Guy Debord, Ronald Barthes, and from the Frankfurt more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 152.4 x 227.3 x 20.6mm | 477.74g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0252061543
  • 9780252061547

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"A truly remarkable book. Luke attempts nothing short of a global reinterpretation of the forces driving American culture and, along the way, he shows an impressive command of his intellectual object. Beautifully written, provocative, and wonderfully expressive, Screens of Power represents the best of the legacy of the Frankfurt School." -- Adolph Reed, professor of political science and Afro-American studies, Yale University, and author of The Jesse Jackson Phenomenonshow more

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