Tag Archives: Sociology

RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist Todd Gitlin on the State of American Mass Media

Todd Gitlin. Image from Pew Forum. Rag Radio podcast: Sociologist and author Todd Gitlin on  the state of mass media in America We discuss the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of journalism highlighted by the distinguished coverage of the Watergate scandal, as … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist Todd Gitlin on the State of American Mass Media

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist, Author, and New Left Pioneer and Critic, Todd Gitlin

Todd Gitlin. Photo by David Shankbone / Wikimedia Commons. Rag Radio podcast:Sociologist, media critic, author, and SDS pioneer Todd Gitlin Our discussion with the renowned scholar and author ranges from the legacy of the Port Huron Statement and Gitlin’s critical take … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist, Author, and New Left Pioneer and Critic, Todd Gitlin

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Jay D. Jurie : Gotham and the Real World

Aurora, Colorado:Gotham and the real world Particularly when the economy is in decline and the political environment is in disarray, these suburbs lend themselves to what Thoreau called ‘lives of quiet desperation.’ By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Gotham and the Real World

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Culture Got a Boo-Boo? : Put a Band-Aid® on It

Health care system black and blue?Cover it up with a Bacon Strip! By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / April 24, 2010 When was the last time you saw a white band-aid? White — as in the color of … finish reading Culture Got a Boo-Boo? : Put a Band-Aid® on It

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Al Sandine’s ‘Taming of the American Crowd’

The Cyber Crowd:Reinventing the Crowd for the Age of Cyberspace By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / March 18, 2010 [The Taming of the American Crowd: From Stamp Riots to Shopping Sprees, By Al Sandine. (Monthly Review Press, November … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Al Sandine’s ‘Taming of the American Crowd’

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Harry Targ : How the Ruling Class Rules

Image from La Revue Gauche.The new class society:How does the ruling class rule? By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / February 23, 2010 The substructure In an effort to teach and reflect more systematically about class rule in the … finish reading Harry Targ : How the Ruling Class Rules

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Rogues and Centrists : How Media Frame the World

The symbolic uses of politics:The Gipper and the Rogue By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / November 20, 2009 Moderate Republicans — yes, they are not extinct, though most are in hiding — scoff at Sarah Palin and wish … finish reading Rogues and Centrists : How Media Frame the World

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Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization

‘Lovers of apathy and irony, hipsters are connected through a global network of blogs and shops’By Douglas Haddow We’ve reached a point in our civilization where counterculture has mutated into a self-obsessed aesthetic vacuum. So while hipsterdom is the end … finish reading Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization

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FILM : The Sociology of Wealth in the USA

Johnson and Johnson heir and filmaker Jamie Johnson.‘Johnson is obviously thoughtful and also disturbed by his view from the top of the class pyramid of American society’By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / August 4, 2008 Having no choice … finish reading FILM : The Sociology of Wealth in the USA

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FILM : Mackenzie’s "The Exiles" Explores A Forgotten Urban Culture

Tommy Reynolds (right) in Kent Mackenzie’s “The Exiles.” Still from Milestone Films.All-night party in a lost cityBy Andrew O’Hehir / July 10, 2008 In the late 1950s, a USC filmmaking student named Kent Mackenzie began hanging out with the community … finish reading FILM : Mackenzie’s "The Exiles" Explores A Forgotten Urban Culture

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