Coercion : Why We Listen to What "They" Say (Paperback)

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Why do we always listen to what "they" say? A noted media pundit gives a devastating critique of the influences behind the culture of rampant consumerism, showing how the media attempts to interfere with rational decision-making. "An essential book for anyone interested in the power of media and the mechanics of deception".

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781573228299
SKU 30630851
Format Paperback
ISBN10 157322829X
Release Date 10/1/2000
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
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Annotation In this scholarly analysis, the author discusses how evolving media persuasion techniques weaken society's decision-making powers, and argues that seemingly emancipating new media technologies foster the same intellectual stagnation as traditional media.
Editors Note Argues that bosses, so-called experts, and authorities real and imaginary have taken over much of the decision-making power in our lives, and explains how the new technologies and media innovations are being co-opted to shape our world and to damage individual initiative. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 Argues that bosses, so-called experts, and authorities real and imaginary have taken over much of the decision-making power in our lives, and explains how the new technologies and media innovations are being co-opted to shape our world and to damage individual initiative. Reprint.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Riverhead Books
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