Douglas Porpora

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Douglas Porpora is a professor of sociology in the Department of Culture and Communication at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He has written widely on social theory, with his research specifically exploring issues of knowledge, truth and media in the contemporary political climate. His books include How Holocausts Happen: United States in Central America (1990 Temple) and Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life (2001 Oxford).

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Recent Publications

Richmond, J. C., & Porpora, D. V. (2019). ‘Entertainment Politics as a Modernist Project in a Baudrillard World’. Communication Theory in press,

Porpora, D., & Sekalala, S. (2019). ‘Truth, Communication, and Democracy’. International Journal of Communication 13: 938-955.