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Published: 29 June 2020

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780190869946

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Where Ideas Go to Die

The Fate of Intellect in American Journalism

Michael McDevitt

  • Provides a framework to account for journalism's distinct contributions to anti-intellectualism as latent and mobilized sentiment
  • Examines how anti-intellectualism is mobilized and aligned through the news in configurations such as moral panic and social drama
  • Questions the extent to which journalism condones a punitive populism and becomes a medium for mobilized irrationalism

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