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The Sound Bite Society


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Introduction: The Politics of Electronic Information. 1. The Ascent of the Electronic Right. 2. Shouting Heads: The Language of Television. 3. Video Games: Television and Reality. 4. Complexity and Ideology. 5. Critical Vision: Television and the Attentive Society.

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Jeffrey Scheuer writes about politics and media. His criticism and commentary has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and Dissent. He lives in New York City.


..."refreshing. Whatever your political persuasion, however, "The Sound Bite Society offers an interesting... take on what shapes the politics of television."
"Irrespective of whether one fully agrees with Scheuer's thesis, ["The Sound Bite Society] will be very useful in stimulating active discussion in classes dealing with political communication and the media."
-Susan Tyler Eastman, "Communication Booknotes Quarterly
..." a true intellectual discourse, an essay in the realm of ideas."
-"The Jerusalem Post
"Thoughtful, in many ways amazing. Part polemic and part rainbow of dazzling insights."
-Victor Navasky, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, "The Nation
"The most searching book I have seen on television's assault on our psyches and our society. Scheuer emerges as not only a first-rank scholar of the media but a philosopher of the media."
-Daniel Schorr, Senior Analyst, National Public Radio

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