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Kellner, Douglas 1943-

Works: 221 works in 913 publications in 5 languages and 27,481 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Actor, Contributor
Classifications: P94.6, 302.230973
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Most widely held works about Douglas Kellner
Most widely held works by Douglas Kellner
Media culture : cultural studies, identity, and politics between the modern and the postmodern by Douglas Kellner( )

45 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,639 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
Media spectacle by Douglas Kellner( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,530 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( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of previously unpublished or uncollected essays, unfinished manuscripts and letters by one of the greatest thinkers of our time. These works of Marcuse cover the period 1942-1951, exhibiting critiques of technology
Media spectacle and the crisis of democracy : terrorism, war, and election battles by Douglas Kellner( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,315 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 and cultural studies : keyworks by Meenakshi Gigi Durham( Book )

48 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Media and Cultural Studies' is ideal for introductory undergraduates and above studying cultural studies, communication studies or media studies
From 9/11 to terror war : the dangers of the Bush legacy by Douglas Kellner( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 969 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
Postmodern theory : critical interrogations by Steven Best( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to and critique of the latest trends in critical theory
Cinema wars : Hollywood film and politics in the Bush-Cheney era by Douglas Kellner( )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 935 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
Marcuse's challenge to education by Douglas Kellner( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marcuse's Challenge to Education, a collection of essays by scholars who have explicated his theories accompanied by unpublished lecture notes by Marcuse himself, examines his ground-breaking critique of education as well as his own pedagogical alternatives. This compilation provides an overview of the various themes of Marcuse's challenges to traditional education and connections with ideas of other radical thinkers ranging from Bloch and Freire to Freud and Lacan."--BOOK JACKET
The postmodern turn by Steven Best( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This book presents a groundbreaking analysis of the emergence of a postmodern paradigm in the arts, science, politics, and theory. From the authors of Postmodern Theory, the much-acclaimed introduction to key postmodern thinkers and themes, The Postmodern Turn ranges over diverse intellectual and artistic terrain/m-/from architecture, painting, literature, music, and politics, to the physical and biological sciences. Critically engaging postmodern theory and culture, Steven Best and Douglas Kellner illuminate our momentous transition between a modernist past and a future struggling to define itself. The Postmodern Turn is essential reading for anyone interested in the analysis of contemporary society, and serves as an ideal text for courses in social theory, cultural studies, architecture, art history, science studies, intellectual history, and contemporary theory
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 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert Marcuse and the crisis of Marxism by Douglas Kellner( Book )

21 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 738 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
Camera politica : the politics and ideology of contemporary Hollywood film by Michael Ryan( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 734 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 )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 717 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
Jean Baudrillard : from Marxism to postmodernism and beyond by Douglas Kellner( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 700 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 )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 696 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
The New Left and the 1960s by Herbert Marcuse( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 682 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
Critical theory, Marxism, and modernity by Douglas Kellner( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 666 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 )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle for the White House following the election of November 7, 2000 took place over 36 days, from the uncertainty of election night to Al Gore's concession on December 13 and George W. Bush's acceptance of the mantle of President-Elect. Kellner recounts the story of a stolen election and Republican coup d'etat, focusing on the flaws of the system of democracy in the United States that allowed this event to take place. Kellner examines what the events of Election 2000 tell us about politics in the U.S. today and the alarming consequences for democracy. Arguing that the media are largely to blame for the theft of the presidency by the "Bush machine," Kellner shows how failures of voting technology and literacy, Republican manipulation of the Florida electoral process and political system in the counting of the votes, and structural problems with the system of democracy in the United States reveals a crisis of democracy that requires radical measures. A final section critically dissects the first 100 days of the Bush presidency
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Media spectacle
Media spectacleTechnology, war, and fascismMedia spectacle and the crisis of democracy : terrorism, war, and election battlesMedia and cultural studies : keyworksFrom 9/11 to terror war : the dangers of the Bush legacyPostmodern theory : critical interrogationsCinema wars : Hollywood film and politics in the Bush-Cheney eraMarcuse's challenge to education
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