Media and Morality
On the Rise of the Mediapolis
By (author) Roger Silverstone
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Media and Morality by Roger Silverstone
Book DescriptionRoger Silverstone's compelling new book places the global media at the heart of the moral future of civilisation. It argues that the media (the press, broadcasting, the Internet and increasingly peer-to-peer technologies and networks) have a profound significance for the way in which the world is understood by its citizens. It also argues that without a clear understanding of that significance, and without a critique of the way in which the media go about their daily business, we are likely to see an erosion in the capacity of human beings to understand and respect each other, especially those whom they see and hear only in their mediation. In a world of increasing polarisation and demonisation, the media have a powerful role to play. They can reinforce or they can challenge that polarisation. The book proposes that we should think of the global media as a mediapolis, a single space of political and social communication, in which the basis for the relationships between neighbours and strangers can be either constructed or destroyed. The mediapolis is a moral space, a space of hospitality, responsibility, obligation and judgement. And questioning its present and future requires attention to issues of media justice, media literacy and media regulation. Media and Morality is essential reading for all students and scholars of the media but will be of equal fascination to anyone interested in the workings of our modern world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745635040
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger Silverstone
Media and Morality, Hardback (October 2006)
Roger Silverstone's compelling new book places the global media at the heart of the moral future of civilisation. It argues that the media (the press, broadcasting, the Internet and increasingly peer-to-peer technologies and networks) have a profound significance for the way in which the world is understood by its citizens.
Television, Paperback (August 2003)
This text was first published in 1974, long before the dawn of multi-channel TV, or the reality and celebrity shows that now pack the schedules. Yet Williams' analysis of television's history, its institutions, programmes and practices, and its future prospects, remains prescient.
Why Study the Media?, Paperback (October 1999)
Written as a manifesto and in order to set a new intellectual agenda, Why Study the Media? argues for the importance of the media in our culture and society and the consequent necessity of taking the media seriously as an object of enlightened but rigorous investigation.
Communication by Design, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by Roger Silverstone
The information and communication technologies of the 1990s enable the electronic production and consumption of increasingly vast quantities of information. This text describes and analyzes the impact of these developments.
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Author Biography - Roger Silverstone
Roger Silverstone was formerly Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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