Why voice matters : culture and politics after neoliberalism / Nick Couldry.

by Couldry, Nic [author.].

Publisher: London, England : SAGE Publications, 2010.Description: viii, 176 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1848606613; 1848606621; 9781848606616; 9781848606623.Subject(s): Civil rightsLooking glass | NeoliberalismLooking glass | Political participationLooking glass | Politics and cultureLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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For more than thirty years neoliberalism has declared that market functioning trumps all other social, political, and economic values. In this book, Nick Couldry passionately argues for voice, the effective opportunity for people to speak and be heard on what affects their lives, as the only value that can truly challenge neoliberal politics. But having voice is not enough: we need to know our voice matters. Insisting that the answer goes much deeper than simply calling for 'more voices', whether on the streets or in the media, Couldry presents a dazzling range of analysis from the real world of Blair and Obama to the social theory of Judith Butler and Amartya Sen. Why Voice Matters breaks open the contradictions in neoliberal thought and shows how the mainstream media not only fails to provide the means for people to give an account of themselves, but also reinforces neoliberal values. Moving beyond the despair common to much of today's analysis, Couldry shows us a vision of a democracy based on social cooperation and offers the resources we need to build a new post-neoliberal politics.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Voice as Value
  • The Crisis of Neoliberal Economics
  • Neoliberal Democracy: An Oxymoron
  • Media and the Amplification of Neoliberal Values
  • Philosophies of Voice
  • Sociologies of Voice
  • Towards a Post-Neoliberal Politics

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