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Vulture Culture

The Politics and Pedagogy of Daytime Television Talk Shows

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Christine Quail, Kathalene Razzano and Loubna H. Skalli

Vulture Culture presents a new and complex way of thinking about daytime television talk shows. Vulture culture is the process by which the media scavenge the personal narratives and popular discourses that make up everyday knowledge and commonsense and (re-)present them back to us as spectacle, entertainment, and information. This book explores these nuances through a probing analysis of the vast landscape of daytime television talk shows and their relation to important political, social, and economic problems. Using an approach that takes into account the multiple perspectives of political economy, cultural studies, and cultural pedagogy, Vulture Culture provides an in-depth and well-rounded examination of this mainstay of television and media culture.
The Authors: Christine M. Quail is Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, and is a member of the steering committee of the Union for Democratic Communications. Her research concentrates on the political economy of communications and media literacy.
Kathalene A. Razzano is a Ph.D. candidate in the Cultural Studies Program at George Mason University in Virginia. She is also the Managing Editor of the Journal of Social Philosophy and Assistant Director for the Center of Global Ethics at George Mason University. Her research focuses on media, gender, science, and welfare.
Loubna H. Skalli, a former Professor at Ibn Tofail University, Morocco, teaches in the School of International Service at American University, Washington D.C. Her research and publications concentrate on gender, communications, and international development in the Middle East and North Africa.