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Interview with Douglas Rushkoff

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Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Shari Cohen

Series: CLAL Jewish Public Forum Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Culture; Values; Media; Religion

Type: Other


Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff discusses his struggles with Judaism. He suggests that Jewish ritual and text could help sustain a "media literacy" a critical distance -- that could counter such dangerous trends, and considers the possible Jewish contribution to an increasingly global society, in a period when an orientation toward survival is no longer viable.