Keckner And Share Summary

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Kellner and Share, Peters, and Storey’s texts all exhibit themes of media and power in modern day society and how media influences culture. Kellner and Share’s “Critical Media Literacy, Democracy, and the Reconstruction of Education” emphasizes the role of critical media in communication and technology; whereas, Peters’ “The Facebook Purge” focuses on the network societies found on social media platforms. Storey’s second chapter in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture hones in on media’s corruption on people and how social classes become established. All three texts additionally have a focus on the importance of power in the media and its effects on an audience. In Kellner and Share’s scholarly journal, the authors argue that media helps present ideas and beliefs through technological advancements in the media. However, the authors believe in the process of “saturation” (Kellner and Share 2007) which is when people become dependent on the media and are only focused on the information being sent to them. When people are constantly absorbing media, they are only learning what the media…show more content…
Pop culture shapes the social classes, which ultimately determine how much power a group of people have. Arnold’s theory believes mass media and pop culture are of a “disruptive nature of working-class lived culture” that is being fed information through the media. However, the media does not promote the Populace’s struggles, but emphasize the importance of class divisions. Relating back to the two previous text’s idea of power, Storey argues that the media only creates more of a divide in power between the working class and the elite. The leavisism theory believes this is what fuels ‘“cultural crisis”’ (Storey 2012: 22). Leavisism states that the educated elite are able to fuel the culture for the general working-class
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