Join Gale and our special guest, David (Zdenek) Chroust, Associate Professor and Social Science Librarian at Troy University in Alabama, for a four-part webinar series that examines ethnocentrism, the national security state, mainstream media, and reckonings in America to seek better understandings of conflict and of ways toward peace in the world today.
During this webinar Dr. Chroust will address questions like: Why do American mainstream media’s narratives and silences, most recently on the Ukraine war, coincide so well with those of the national security state? What media images of entire nations abroad does it manufacture for us, and what are the consequences? We will consider such questions in the light of ethnocentrism and a historical context that ranges from the Spanish-American War, when “Yellow Journalism” encouraged conflict, to the invention of marketing, to critics of mass media manipulation and bias from Walter Lippmann in the 1920s and Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky in the 1980s to today, when independent voices, alternative mass media, and other points of view abound on YouTube and elsewhere online, around the world, and across its languages.
Following Dr. Chroust’s presentation we will examine correlated research opportunities in various Gale Primary Source collections aiming to widen perspectives and extend critical analysis of the topics explored in the session.
Part 3 of the webinar series, “Create a Culture of Discovery: Examining American Ethnocentrism”
Part 4 of the webinar series will be held on April 17, 2024. Register here.