How Would You Differentiate Between The Culture Industry, Mass Media, and Social Media?
How would you differentiate between the culture industry, mass media, and social media? Please explain social media’s influence on the processes of commodity fetishism, conspicuous consumption, and repressive desublimation. Is social media helping critical thinking? To answer these questions, use theoretical insights from Marx, Veblen, Marcuse, Freud, and any other theorists you think relevant.
Read the following instructions carefully:
- Each question should be answered in two pages maximum.
- Use the original terms and concepts from each theory without changing their meanings.
- Address all parts of a multi-part question. Each part will be graded separately.
- Answers should be analytical and argumentative based on theoretical reasoning as well as empirical evidence where necessary.