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Liveness
     

Liveness

by Philip Auslander
 
In Liveness Philip Auslander addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today: What is the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media? By looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights

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In Liveness Philip Auslander addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today: What is the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media? By looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture. This provocative book tackles some of the enduring 'sacred truths' surrounding the high cultural status of the live event.

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Looking at specific instances of theater rock music, sport, and courtroom testimony, Auslander (performance and cultural studies, Georgia Institute of Technology, US) inquires into the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media. He finds that media technology has encroached on live events to the point that many are hardly live anymore. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780415196901
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/20/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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