Coercion: why we listen to what "they" say

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Riverhead, Oct 1, 2000 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Why do we always listen to what "they" say? A noted media pundit gives a devastating critique of the influences behind the culture of rampant consumerism, showing how the media attempts to interfere with rational decision-making. "An essential book for anyone interested in the power of media and the mechanics of deception".

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User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

One of Rushkoff's earliest books is perhaps his best and exposes how redundant his later works went on to become. I'm a bit queasy about how he demonizes "they," but the information this book presents is truly remarkable. Read full review

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User Review  - Monique - Goodreads

It was alright; I'd recommend it to anyone who is not sure if t hey fall prey to commercials and the like. Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Douglas Rushkoff was born on February 18, 1961. After graduating from Princeton University he received an MFA in Directing from California Institute of the Arts. He has written numerous magazine columns on topics including cyberculture and has been aired on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's All Things Considered and published in The New York Times and Time magazine. Rushkoff has taught at the MaybeLogic Academy, NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, and the Esalen Institute, and he teaches media studies at the New School University. Rushkoff lectures around the world about media, art, society, and change at conferences and universities. He consults to museums, governments, synagogues, churches, universities, and companies on new media arts and ethics. Rushkoff won the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity. He is on the Boards of the Media Ecology Association, The Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, Technorealism, The National Association for Media Literacy Education,, and Hyperwords. His bestselling books include graphic novels, Cyberia, Media Virus, Playing the Future, Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism, Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out, Coercion, and Life Inc.