The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression
Schiller, Herbert I.Publisher: Oxford, New York, USA
Year Published: 1989
Pages: 201pp ISBN: 0-19-505005-3
Library of Congress Number: P.95.82.U6S34 Dewey: 302.2
Resource Type: Book
Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly limited and controlled.
Abstract: Herbert Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly limited and controlled. He presents the case that concentrated power over the private economy is increasingly being translated into domination over every aspect of social and cultural life. Over the past 50 years, the private corporate sector in America has steadily widened its economic, political, and cultural role and Schiller finds the effects alarming. Corporate control of culture, for instance, leads to manipulation of public consciousness as well as resulting in an insidious form of censorship.
Table of Contents
1. Weakening the Democratic Order
2. The Corporation and the Production of Culture
3. The Corporation and the Law
4. Privatization and Commercialization of the Public Sector: Information and Education
5. The Corporate Capture of the Sites of Public Expression
6. The Transnationalization of Corporate Expression
7. Thinking About Media Power: Who Holds It? A Changing View
8. Public Expression in a Crisis Economy
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