Constructing the Political Spectacle / Edition 1

Constructing the Political Spectacle / Edition 1

by Murray Edelman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226183998

ISBN-13: 9780226183992

Pub. Date: 03/01/1988

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Thanks to the ready availability of political news today, informed citizens can protect and promote their own interests and the public interest more effectively. Or can they? Murray Edelman argues against this conventional interpretation of politics, one that takes for granted that we live in a world of facts and that people react rationally to the facts they know.

Overview

Thanks to the ready availability of political news today, informed citizens can protect and promote their own interests and the public interest more effectively. Or can they? Murray Edelman argues against this conventional interpretation of politics, one that takes for granted that we live in a world of facts and that people react rationally to the facts they know. In doing so, he explores in detail the ways in which the conspicuous aspects of the political scene are interpretations that systematically buttress established inequalities and interpretations already dominant political ideologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226183992
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/01/1988
Edition description:
1
Pages:
142
Sales rank:
1,276,433
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Some Premises about Politics
2. The Construction and Uses of Social Problems
3. The Construction and Uses of Political Leaders
4. The Construction and Uses of Political Enemies
5. The Ambiguities of Political News
6. Political Language and Political Reality
7. The Political Spectacle as Tactic and as Mystification
Index

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