Cultural democracy : politics, media, new technology /Series: SUNY series, interruptions--border testimony(ies) and critical discourse/sPublication details: Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©1997.Description: 216 pages ; 24 cmISBN:
- HN65 .T7 1997
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-212) and index.
1. Culture and Democracy -- 2. What's in a Name? Beyond the Ideology of Left and Right -- 3. Movies, Histories, and the Politics of Utopia -- 4. Video Culture and National Identity -- 5. Fantasies of Power on the Information Superhighway -- 6. Problem Youth: Pedagogies of Representation -- 7. From Victim Aesthetics to Postmodern Citizenship -- 8. Toward a Radical Cultural Democracy.
Following the work of a range of public intellectuals like Stanley Aronowitz, Henry Giroux, bell hooks, Chantal Mouffe, and Cornel West, Cultural Democracy argues for a "radical democracy" capable of subverting traditional divisions of "left" and "right." In so doing, Trend suggests that solutions to contemporary cultural and political problems are not so far away as one might think. Their roots lie in the very democratic principles upon which the U.S. was founded, although many such principles need to be brought up to date and radicalized.