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Digital Demagogue : Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter - (Paperback)

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We’re all familiar by now with the ways that Donald Trump uses digital media to communicate, from the ridiculous to the terrifying. This book digs deeper into the use of those tools in politics to show how they have facilitated the rise of authoritarianism, nationalism, and right-wing ideologies around the world. Christian Fuchs here applies an updated Marxist frame, along with insights drawn from the Frankfurt School, to show the pernicious role of social media in the hands of nationalist politicians, and the ways in which it has been used to spread right-wing ideology far and wide, and make it seem like an ordinary part of contemporary political discourse. Fuchs diagnoses this problem in stark terms, but he doesn’t stop there: he also lays out ways to fight it, and analyzes the prospects for pushing past capitalism and renewing the left.
Number of Pages: 328
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Christian Fuchs
Language: English
Street Date: February 20, 2018
TCIN: 53362782
UPC: 9780745337968
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-5424
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