Communication, Media and Politics: Contradictions and
Pretensions on Human 'Destiny'
Nevertheless, although a “plenitude” of information can be possibly given by the media, the “global citizen” is captured 1) by the modern myths (considering “irrational” any discourse which differs from a technocratic point of view, which monopolizes the “correct” knowledge) 2) by the dominant rather “figural” than “discursive” way of signifying the world. Cultural industries contribute to this everyday life “prosperity” based on the “western way of life” which apparently cannot include any political thought related to the criticism of contemporary inequalities (although the consumption of products showing “prestige” does not really signify to be part of the “rich class”, as remarked years ago Adorno and Horkheimer).
If Sociology could become (as wished by Ezra Park) a reportage of very good quality, it could make redefine some contemporary constitutive myths which exclude any “different” thought