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Alper, Loretta

Overview
Works: 80 works in 246 publications in 2 languages and 10,015 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Historical films  Social problem films  Internet videos  War films  Short films  Interviews  History 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Other, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Loretta Alper
War made easy : how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death by Loretta Alper( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analysis of how governments bent on war-making have relied on a vast arsenal of propaganda techniques to overcome resistance at home and disapproval abroad ... Moving from Vietnam to Iraq, the film examines how news reports have become nearly indistinguishable from White House and Pentagon talking points, a problem that has become exacerbated by journalists who have grown accustomed to being fed information by official sources"--Container
Class dismissed : how TV frames the working class by Loretta Alper( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring interviews with media analysts and cultural historians, this documentary examines the patterns inherent in TV's disturbing depictions of working class people as either clowns or social deviants--stereotypical portrayals that reinforce the myth of meritocracy."--Container
No logo : brands, globalization, resistance by Naomi Klein( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using hundreds of media examples, No Logo shows how the commercial takeover of public space, destruction of consumer choice, and replacement of real jobs with temporary work -- the dynamics of corporate globalization -- impact everyone, everywhere. It also draws attention to the democratic resistance arising globally to challenge the hegemony of brands."--Container
The overspent American : why we want what we don't need( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film explains the cultural forces behind Americans overspending in order to demonstrate material success
Playing unfair : the media image of the female athlete( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. Coverage of women's sports lags far behind men's and focuses on female athletes' femininity and sexuality over their achievements on the court and field
Rich media, poor democracy( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how journalism has been compromised by the corporate bosses of conglomerates such as Disney, Viacom and AOL Time Warner to produce a system of news that is high on sensationalism and low on information. They suggest that unless citizen activism can reclaim the commons, this new corporate system will be characterized by a rich media and an ever impoverished poor democracy
Toxic sludge is good for you : the public relations industry unspun( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposing the invisible - but all-pervasive - public relations industry, Toxic Sludge Is Good for You helps viewers understand the tools PR professionals use to shape public opinion. Naomi Klein, acclaimed journalist and author of the best-selling book No Logo, examines the rise of international branding and the grassroots anti-corporate campaigns it has inspired. She asks viewers to consider the costs of globalization, including the disappearance of public space, consumer choice, and stable, meaningful work. This engaging film reveals how much of what the public sees as factual, unbiased news and information has its origins in corporate boardrooms. Featuring interviews with John Stauber, of PR Watch and cultural theorists Stuart Ewen and Mark Crispin Miller
Captive Audience : Advertising Invades the Classroom( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the growing youth market as in-school advertising has steadily increased in America's public schools in recent years with little or no public awareness. Includes interviews with teachers, students, parents, and activists
Digital disconnect by Robert Waterman McChesney( Visual )

11 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital Disconnect trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook security breaches. Moving from the development of the internet as a publicly-funded project in the late 1960s to its full-scale commercialization today, renowned media scholar Robert McChesney traces how the democratizing potential of the internet has been radically compromised by the logic of capitalism and the unaccountable power of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies. Along the way, McChesney examines the ongoing attack on net neutrality by telecom monopolies like Comcast and Verizon; explores how internet giants like Facebook and Google have amassed huge profits by surreptitiously collecting personal data and selling it to advertisers; and shows how these companies have routinely colluded with the national security state to advance covert mass surveillance programs. Even more urgently, the film details how the rise of social media as a leading information source is working to isolate people into ideological filter bubbles and elevate fake news at the expense of real journalism. While most debates about the internet continue to focus on issues like the personal impact of internet addiction or the questionable data-mining practices of a few isolated companies like Facebook, Digital Disconnect digs deeper to show how capitalism itself is turning the internet against democracy
Debt & Consumerism Collection : from the Media Education Foundation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films in the Media Education Foundation (MEF) Collection encourage critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. With a special focus on representations of gender and race, and the effect these representations have on identity and culture, MEF films are especially well-suited for use in Women's Studies, Sociology, Race Studies, Communication, Anthropology, Education, and Psychology courses
The occupation of the American mind : Israel's public relations war in the United States( Visual )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world -- except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favor. From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, the film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel's decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of its increasingly right-wing policies
Tomorrow's children : partnership education in action( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does more testing prepare children for the challenges of the 21st century? What is the role of schools at a time when mass media are children's most pervasive teachers? In Tomorrow's Children, based on her groundbreaking book of the same title, Riane Eisler offers a practical blueprint for transforming how we educate our children - and ourselves
Peace, propaganda, & the promised land : U.S. media & the Israeli-Palestinian conflict( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critically-acclaimed documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites work in combination with Israeli public relations strategists to exercise a powerful influence over news coverage of the Middle East conflict. Combining American and British TV news clips with the insights of analysts, journalists, and political activists, Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land provides an historical overview, a devastating comparison of U.S. and international media coverage, and an examination of the factors that have distorted U.S. media reporting and American public opinion. Featuring interviews with Noam Chomsky, Hanan Ashrawi, Robert Fisk, and Rabbi Michael Lerner, among many others
Advertising at the edge of the apocalypse( Visual )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this highly anticipated sequel to his groundbreaking, Advertising and the end of the world, media scholar Sut Jhally explores the devastating personal and environmental fallout from advertising, commercial culture, and rampant American consumerism
The great white hoax : Donald Trump and the politics of race and class in America( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great White Hoax, featuring acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores how American political leaders of both parties have been tapping into white anxiety, stoking white grievance, and scapegoating people of color for decades to divide and conquer working class voters and shore up political support. The film's primary focus is Donald Trump's race-baiting 2016 campaign for the presidency. But it also widens its scope to show how Trump's charged rhetoric about African-Americans, Latinos, and Muslims fits within a longstanding historical pattern, offering a stunning survey of how racism and racial scapegoating have shaped American politics for centuries. The Great White Hoax is an ideal resource for courses that look at race relations, white privilege, the intersectionality of race, class, and gender identities, presidential politics, and political propaganda
Gender Studies Collection : from the Media Education Foundation( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films in the Media Education Foundation (MEF) Collection encourage critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. With a special focus on representations of gender and race, and the effect these representations have on identity and culture, MEF films are especially well-suited for use in Women's Studies, Sociology, Race Studies, Communication, Anthropology, Education, and Psychology courses
The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, debates have raged among scholars, politicians, and concerned parents about the effects of media violence on viewers. Too often these debates have fallen into simplistic battles between those who claim that media images directly cause violence and those who argue that activists exaggerate the impact of media exposure. Based on interviews conducted with George Gerbner before his death in 2005, the film urges us to think about media effects in more nuanced ways. In contrast to behaviorist models that see media violence as causing real-world violence, and limited effects models that question the impact of media altogether, Gerbner encourages us to move outside the frame of this debate to consider how the repetitive stories media tell constitute a pervasive cultural environment - a landscape of ritualized, often violent images that have the power to cultivate how we see and understand the world. An accessible and provocative introduction to Gerbner's thought and the subject of media influence and media violence
Big bucks, big pharma : marketing disease & pushing drugs( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the pharmaceutical industry's marketing practices, media scholars and health professionals discuss the ways in which direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising glamorizes and normalizes the use of prescription medication, and works in tandem with promotion to doctors. Combined, these industry practices shape how both patients and doctors understand and relate to disease and treatment
Beyond the frame : alternative perspectives on the war on terrorism( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twenty-three interviews, using a question and answ er format, experts from academia, the media, government, and non-governmental organizations, place the causes leading to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in historical context. Issues surrounding the War on Terrorism are also discussed
Beyond the frame( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compilation features stand-alone interviews with some of the most prominent scholars and activists on the subject of mainstream media's coverage of the "war on terrorism." The format is designed to allow educators to bring the voices of these cultural analysts directly into their classrooms. Featuring interviews with Noam Chomsky, Kevin Danaher, Robert Jensen, Naomi Klein, Manning Marable, and 18 others
 
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War made easy : how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death
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Alternative Names
Alper, Loretta L., 1959-

앨퍼, 로레타 1959-

Languages
English (146)

French (1)