5 pages. The Culture Industry encompasses all those sectors involved in the creation and distribution of mass-culture products:

5 pages…. The Culture Industry encompasses all those sectors involved in the creation and distribution of mass-culture products: television, film, radio, music, magazines, newspapers, books, and the advertisements that sell them. Geared toward entertaining and pacifying the masses, the culture industry administers “mass deception” by churning out a never-ending supply of mass-produced, standardized commodities that “aborts and silences criticism.” Manufactured movie and television stars act as its leading spokespersons, promoting its superficial, conformist vision of the happy life both in their performances and in their revolving appearances on the cycles of vacuous, ever-the-same talk shows.” First, discuss the concept of technological (or instrumental) rationality and how it has come to form the basis of the dominant ideology in our society. Next, choose a recent news article and describe how it either supports or refutes the notion that the culture industry administers mass deception.

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