On the Bookshelf: New Edited Collection by Kevin Healey

On the Bookshelf: New Edited Collection by Kevin Healey

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

“Prophetic Critique and Popular Media: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications”, edited by Kevin Healey, assistant professor of communication, and Robert H. Woods Jr., was recently released.

From editor's website: This book positions the "prophetic" as an organizing concept that can bridge religious and secular criticism of popular media. Drawing from philosophical ethics and moral psychology, the book argues that prophetic critique engages a complex set of universal human capabilities. Whether religious or secular in origin, prophetic critique requires developmentally complex modes of critical reflection, imagination, empathy, and communication. Although this book is diverse in perspective, each author seeks to expose how the content, institutions, and technologies of popular media alternately support – or undermine – the basic values of equality, human dignity, and social justice.