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Neoliberalism and Media: an Evening with Marian Meyers

Event date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join Charis in welcoming Marian Meyers to discuss her new anthology, Neoliberalism and the Media. Marian will discuss how the book examines the multiple ways that popular media mainstream and reinforce neoliberal ideology, exposing how they promote neoliberalism’s underlying ideas, values, and beliefs so as to naturalize inequality, undercut democracy and contribute to the collapse of social notions of community and the common good. Covering a wide range of media and genres, and adopting a variety of qualitative textual methodologies and theoretical frameworks, the chapters examine diverse topics, from news coverage of the 2016 U.S. presidential election to the NBC show Superstore (an atypical instance in which a TV show, for one brief season, challenged the central tenets of neoliberalism) to "kitchen porn." The book also takes an intersectional approach, as contributors explore how gender, race, class and other aspects of social identity are inextricably tied to each other within media representation. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Charis Books and More
184 S. Candler St.
Decatur, GA 30030
Neoliberalism and the Media Cover Image
By Marian Meyers (Editor)
$49.45
ISBN: 9781138094437
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Routledge - February 14th, 2019

This book examines the multiple ways that popular media mainstream and reinforce neoliberal ideology, exposing how they promote neoliberalism's underlying ideas, values and beliefs so as to naturalize inequality, undercut democracy and contribute to the collapse of social notions of community and the common good.