No D-Generation

Pocock, Celmara (2006) No D-Generation. Southern Review: Communication, Politics and Culture, 38 2: 124-126.


Author Pocock, Celmara
Title No D-Generation
Journal name Southern Review: Communication, Politics and Culture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0038-4526
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Volume 38
Issue 2
Start page 124
End page 126
Total pages 3
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher RMIT University, School of Applied Communication
Language eng
Subject 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Abstract In a time when political conservatism appears to be growing globally and in Australia, and the media is held to account for a number of these trends, Alan McKee’s introduction to the public sphere provides a refreshingly positive perspective. It tackles politically charged issues such as feminism, class struggles, race relations, gay and lesbian rights, and youth in contemporary society, through the clever use and subversion of the topics ‘trivialisation’, ‘commercialisation’, ‘spectacle’, ‘fragmentation’ and ‘apathy’. In doing so McKee demonstrates himself to be, as he identifies, an optimistic postmodernist.
Keyword Political conservatism
Critical discourse analysis
Book review
Communication - Book reviews
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Review of ALAN MCKEE, The Public Sphere: An Introduction, Cambridge, UK & Port Melbourne, Cambridge University Press, 2005, 265pp.

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