By Julie Drew

Argues that the reliance on sound bites in fresh political discourse is destructive to the democratic process.

Sound-Bite Saboteurs examines the emergence of a multifaceted, multimedia tradition that encourages using sound bites to silence one’s rivals on the rate of democratic deliberation and debate. No easy partisan phenomenon or mere try to “spin” a selected factor, sound-bite sabotage is, the authors argue, a worldly and media-savvy attempt by way of private and non-private elites to break the grounds of public discourse, larger schooling, and democratic argument. via displacing democratic debate with political spectacle, sound-bite saboteurs try and preserve voters extra entertained yet much less expert, extra cynical yet much less engaged, more proficient as shoppers yet much less adept as brokers. In a broad-based and built-in research of this phenomenon, the authors argue that sound-bite sabotage can and has to be resisted either in the school room and beyond.

“A provocative, well-written book.” — CHOICE

“This well-written and obtainable ebook is an excellent piece of interdisciplinary scholarship.” — Helena Silverstein, writer of Girls at the Stand: How Courts Fail Pregnant Minors

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