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Kellner, Douglas 1943-

Works: 183 works in 826 publications in 5 languages and 25,919 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Actor, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Douglas Kellner
Most widely held works by Douglas Kellner
Media and cultural studies : keyworks by Meenakshi Gigi Durham( Book )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Media and Cultural Studies' is ideal for introductory undergraduates and above studying cultural studies, communication studies or media studies
Postmodern theory : critical interrogations by Steven Best( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to and critique of the latest trends in critical theory
Media culture : cultural studies, identity, and politics between the modern and the postmodern by Douglas Kellner( Book )

44 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many people today talk about cultural studies, but Kellner actually does it, carrying through a unique mixture of theoretical analysis and concrete discussions of some of the most popular and influential forms of contemporary media culture. Criticizing social context, political struggle, and the system of cultural production, Kellner develops a multidimensional approach to cultural studies that broadens the field and opens it to a variety of disciplines. He also provides new approaches to the vexed question of the effects of culture and offers new perspectives for cultural studies. Anyone interested in the nature and effects of contemporary society and culture should read this book. Kellner argues that we are in a state of transition between the modern era and a new postmodern era and that media culture offers a privileged field of study and one that is vital if we are to grasp the full import of the changes currently shaking us
The postmodern turn by Steven Best( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passion and rebellion : the expressionist heritage by Stephen Eric Bronner( Book )

27 editions published between 1083 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camera politica : the politics and ideology of contemporary Hollywood film by Michael Ryan( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliografie : p. 321-324 The focus of this study is on the relationship between Hollywood film and American society from 1967 to the mid-eighties, a period characterized by a major swing in dominant social movements from Left to Right. Attention is given to the attitudes of the Hollywood film industry towards class, race, women and the cultural and political backgrounds of the researched period
The Persian Gulf TV war by Douglas Kellner( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kellner analyzes the dominant frames through which television presented the war and focuses on the propaganda that sold the war to the public - one of the great media spectacles and public relations campaigns of the post-World War II era. In the spirit of Orwell and Marcuse, Kellner studies the language surrounding the Gulf War and the cynical politics of distortion and disinformation that shaped the mainstream media version of the war, how the Bush administration and Pentagon manipulated the media, and why a majority of the American public accepted the war as just and moral
Herbert Marcuse and the crisis of Marxism by Douglas Kellner( Book )

18 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a critical overview of the entirety of Marcuse's work and discusses his enduring importance. Kellner had extensive interviews with Marcuse and provides hitherto unknown information about his road to Marxism, his relations with Heidegger and Existentialism, his involvement with the Frankfurt School, and his reasons for appropriating Freud in the 1950s. In addition Kellner provides a novel interpretation of the genesis and structure of Marcuse's theory of one-dimensional society, of the development of his political theory, and of the role of aesthetics in his critical theory
Jean Baudrillard : from Marxism to postmodernism and beyond by Douglas Kellner( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full-scale critique in English of the work of Jean Baudrillard, a fascinating French thinker who has, during the past twenty years, opened new lines of cultural thought and discourse while sharply questioning many of the Marxian, Freudian, and structuralist positions that were characteristic of the previous era of radical social theory. ... The author argues that through today, Baudrillard is celebrated as one of the most innovative thinkers in the discourses of poststructuralism and postmodernism, his reception has been remarkably uncritical and ahistorical. There has been little analysis of his complex intellectual trajectory, of his involvement in a series of debates within the French post-May 1968 intellectual scene, and of his dramatic transformations in thinking and writing in the 1970's and 1980's. In this book, the author begins the process of mapping out, contextualizing, and critically appraising Baudrillard's trajectory. He deals first with Baudrillard's early writings, notably The System of Objects and the Consumer Society, which form the original matrix of his thought. The remainder of the book is organized thematically, analyzing Baudrillard's early development of a neo-Marxian social theory (The Mirror of Production), his break with Marxism (Symbolic Exchange and Death), his turn to a postmodern position (Forget Foucault and Of Seduction), and the surprising developments in his work of the 1970's and 1980's (America and The Devine Left)."--Cover
Television and the crisis of democracy by Douglas Kellner( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers a systematic, critically informed political and institutional study of American television. Focusing on the relationship between television, the state and corporate America, he traces the history of television broadcasting, emphasizing its socio-economic impact
Critical theory, Marxism, and modernity by Douglas Kellner( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand theft 2000 : media spectacle and a stolen election by Douglas Kellner( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical theory and society : a reader( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guys and guns amok : domestic terrorism and school shootings from the Oklahoma City bombing to the Virginia Tech massacre by Douglas Kellner( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media spectacle and the crisis of democracy : terrorism, war, and election battles by Douglas Kellner( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates the rapidly changing role of the media after the momentous political events since 9/11. Kellner shows how corporate media ownership, linked with a rightward shift of establishment media, have disadvantaged the Democrats and benefited the Republicans. Kellner argues that "media spectacles' have come to dominate news covereage and distract the public from the substance of real public issues. Exploring the role of media spectacle in the 9/11 attacks and subsequent Terror Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Kellner documents the centrality of media politics in advancing foreign policy agendas and militarism. He reveals how conflicting political forces ranging from Al Qaeda to the Bush administration construct media spectacles to advance their politics. Two chapters delineate the role of the media in the highly significant 2004 election campaign that many believe to be one of the key political struggles of the contemporary era. Criticizing unilateralism abroad, Kellner argues for a multilateral and cosmopolitan globalization and the need for democratic media to take a more decisive role to overcome the current crisis of democracy
Media spectacle by Douglas Kellner( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the mid-1990s, the O.J. Simpson murder trials dominated the media in the United States and were circulated throughout the world via global communications networks. The case became a spectacle of race, gender, class and violence, bringing in elements of domestic melodrama, crime drama and legal drama. According to cultural critic and scholar Douglas Kellner, the Simpson case was just one example of what the author calls 'media spectacle' -- a form of media culture that puts contemporary dreams, nightmares, fantasies and values on display. Through the analysis of several such media spectacles -- including Elvis, the X Files, Michael Jordan, and the Bill Clinton sex scandals - Kellner's insightful and fascinating book draws out important insights into media, journalism, the public sphere and politics in an era of new technologies. Media Spectacle is a brilliant dissection of contemporary society; its ongoing appetite for scandal, tragedy and perversion; and the new technologies and media that strive to feed this immense hunger. This is cultural criticism and media analysis at its best
Technology, war, and fascism by Herbert Marcuse( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Portuguese and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of six volumes to be published of Herbert Marcuse's collected papers. Each of these volumes are collections of previously un-published or uncollected essyas, unfinished manuscripts, and letters by Herbert Marcuse. The work collected in this volume should make clear the continuing relevance of Marcuse's thought to contemporary issues.; The texts published here, dealing with concerns during the period 1942-1951, exhibit critiques of technology and analyses of the ways that modern technology produces novel forms of society and culture with new modes of social control. Much of the material collected in "Technology, War and Facism" provides exemplary attempts to link theory with practice, to develop ideas that can be used to grasp and transform existing social reality
From 9/11 to terror war : the dangers of the Bush legacy by Douglas Kellner( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of the world since September 11th, 2001. It provides a detailed critical examination of the Bush administration's response to the terror attacks and subsequent US interventions. The author argues that global terrorism requires a multilateral and global solution
Cinema wars : Hollywood film and politics in the Bush-Cheney era by Douglas Kellner( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces. The films and documentaries discussed include 'Black Hawk Down', 'The Dark Knight', 'Star Wars', 'Syriana', 'Fahrenheit 9/11', and more
The New Left and the 1960s by Herbert Marcuse( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains articles, letters, talks an interviews including: "On the New Left," a transcription of the 1968 talk at The Guardian newpaper's 20th anniversary; "Reflections on the French Revolution" which contains comments on the 1968 French student and worker uprising; "Liberation from the Affluent Society" which presents Marcuse's contribution to the 1967 "Dialectics of Liberations" conference; and "USA: Questions of Organization and the Revolutionary Subject", a conversation between Marcuse and the German writer Hans Magnus Enzenburger, published here in English for the first time. -- Back cover
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Postmodern theory : critical interrogations
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Douglas Kellner American critical theorist, university professor

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Postmodern theory : critical interrogationsMedia culture : cultural studies, identity, and politics between the modern and the postmodernThe postmodern turnPassion and rebellion : the expressionist heritageCamera politica : the politics and ideology of contemporary Hollywood filmHerbert Marcuse and the crisis of MarxismJean Baudrillard : from Marxism to postmodernism and beyondTelevision and the crisis of democracy