America's Post-Truth Phenomenon: When Feelings and Opinions Trump Facts and Evidence

Praeger (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 19. April 2018
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  • 232 Seiten
978-1-4408-6273-1 (ISBN)
Deception in politics is nothing new, but the quantity of unsubstantiated statements in America today is unprecedented. False notions, fake news, "alternative facts," and opinions are being pitched from sources including the White House, Congress, and the American population via Twitter, Facebook, and online news sites as well as print, television, and radio. Such a widespread spectacle instantly captures the attention of people nationwide, but disagreement has the nation almost bordering on civil war over the definition of "the truth" and what this book calls "post-truth." In this text, C.G. Prado and expert contributors present varied perspectives on post-truth, its authoritarian implications for the nation, and how we can approach information to differentiate between truth and post-truth. Speaking to general readers, students, and scholars alike, chapters include text on the historical and social events that initiated and developed post-truth and why some people are more prone than others to accept and perpetuate post-truth. They also discuss post-truth as a threat to democracy.
  • Englisch
  • Santa Barbara
  • |
  • USA
978-1-4408-6273-1 (9781440862731)
1440862737 (1440862737)
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  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 Introduction: The New Subjectivism
  • Chapter 2 Truth Claims, Interpretation, and Addiction to Conviction
  • Chapter 3 Because I Say So: Media Authenticity in the Age of Post-Truth and Fake News
  • Chapter 4 Post-Truth: Marcuse and New Forms of Social Control
  • Chapter 5 Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Manipulation of Crowds
  • Chapter 6 The Post-Truth Temperament: What Makes Belief Stray from Evidence? And What Can Bring Them Back Together?
  • Chapter 7 Reality for the People
  • Chapter 8 Truth and Trolling
  • Chapter 9 Truth, Post-Truth, and Subscriptions: Consensus, Truth, and Social Norms in Algorithmic Media
  • Chapter 10 Lords of Mendacity
  • Chapter 11 Losing the Feel for Truth in Post-Truth "Democracies": When Macro Data Harvesting and Micro-Targeting Befuddle Democratic Thought
  • Chapter 12 Brazen New World: A Peircean Approach to Post-Truth
  • Chapter 13 The Fallacy of Post-Truth
  • About the Editor and Contributors
  • Index

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