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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lloyd, Mark
Dewey number
302.240973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
P95.82.U6
LC item number
L58 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History of communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication policy
  • Democracy
Label
Prologue to a farce : communication and democracy in America, Mark Lloyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
70199881
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 338 pages
Isbn
9780252073427
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006020912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780252031045
  • 9780252073427
System control number
(OCoLC)70199881
Label
Prologue to a farce : communication and democracy in America, Mark Lloyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
70199881
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 338 pages
Isbn
9780252073427
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006020912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780252031045
  • 9780252073427
System control number
(OCoLC)70199881

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