Consensual Culture and Everyday Life

By:
Dr. Lee Artz
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Following a brief overview of the concept "hegemony", the author provides an assessment of its contemporary cultural expression in sports, music, and television entertainment. These instances will be used to illustrate how the "common sense" of cultural hegemony provides the knowledge and information for existing social norms, values, and behaviors, while simultaneously providing sites for challenging dominant meanings and practices.


Keywords: Culture, Hegemony, Knowledge industry, Entertainment
Stream: Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Lee Artz

associate professor, Communication and Creative Arts Department, Purdue University Calumet
USA

Dr Artz has taught communication at Purdue University Calumet, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Iowa, and Stanford University. He has written numerous articles on cultural diversity and democratic communication for leading journals and is currently book review editor for the Global Media Journal. His most recent books include Bring `Em On! Media and Power in the Iraq War (2004), The Globalization of Corporate Media Hegemony (2003), Public Media and the Public Interest (with Michael McCauley, Eric Petersen, and Dee Dee Halleck, 2002), Communication and Democratic Society (2001) and Cultural Hegemony in the United States (2000). He has received awards in both scholarship and teaching, including the Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence at Loyola (1998), the National Communication Association's Applied Communication Division's Distinguished Article Award (with Frey, Pearce, Pollock, and Murphy, 1998), and the First Paper Award at the Global Fusion Conference (2001). A former machinist and union activist, Artz has been a frequent advisor on communication and education for labor organizations and public and private schools in Illinois and Michigan. He received his B.S. in Education at Wayne State University, his M.A. in Communication at California State University, and his Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa.

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