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The Resource Prologue to a farce : communication and democracy in America, Mark Lloyd

Prologue to a farce : communication and democracy in America, Mark Lloyd

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Prologue to a farce : communication and democracy in America
Title
Prologue to a farce
Title remainder
communication and democracy in America
Statement of responsibility
Mark Lloyd
Title variation
Prolog to a farce
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Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by Madison's observation, Mark Lloyd has crafted a complex and powerful assessment of the relationship between communications and democracy in the United States. In Prologue to a farce, he argues that citizens' political capabilities depend on broad public access to media technologies, but that the U.S. communications environment has become unfairly dominated by corporate interests. Drawing on a wealth of historical sources, Lloyd demonstrates that despite the persistent hope that a new technology (from the telegraph to the Internet) will rise to serve the needs of the republic, none have solved the fundamental problems created by corporate domination. After examining failed alternatives to the strong publicly-owned communications model, such as anti-trust regulation, the public trustee rules of the Federal Communications Commission, and the under-funded public broadcasting service, Lloyd argues that we must recreate a modern version of the Founder's communications environment, and offers concrete strategies aimed at empowering citizens
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Index
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The history of communication
Prologue to a farce : communication and democracy in America, Mark Lloyd
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Prologue to a farce : communication and democracy in America, Mark Lloyd
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt1xcq8b
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-327) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • A brief history of U.S. communications policy
  • 3.
  • The break : the telegraph from Jackson to Hayes (1830-1876)
  • 4.
  • The telephone and the trusts (1876-1900)
  • 5.
  • From Roosevelt to Roosevelt : wireless and radio (1900-1934)
  • 6.
  • From Truman to Eisenhower : the birth of television (1935-1959)
  • Acknowledgments
  • 7.
  • Kennedy, Johnson, and satellites (1960-1968)
  • 8.
  • From Nixon to Reagan : backlash and cable (1968-1991)
  • 9.
  • The Internet : communications policy in the Clinton era (1992-2000)
  • 10.
  • The end of history
  • pt. 3.
  • Reclaiming our republic
  • Introduction
  • 11.
  • A few lessons
  • 12.
  • Reclaiming our republic
  • Notes
  • Index
  • pt. 1.
  • Communications and democracy in America
  • 1.
  • The challenge of American democracy
  • 2.
  • The role of communications in the democratic experiment
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