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Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture / Edition 2
     

Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture / Edition 2

by Philip Auslander
 

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ISBN-10: 0415773539

ISBN-13: 9780415773539

Pub. Date: 03/03/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture 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?

Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander's ground-breaking book has helped to reconfigure a new area of study. Looking at

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Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture 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?

Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander's ground-breaking book has helped to reconfigure a new area of study. Looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport, and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture, suggesting that media technology has encroached on live events to the point where many are hardly live at all. In this new edition, the author thoroughly updates his provocative argument to take into account new digital and media technologies, and cultural, social and legal developments.

In tackling some of the last great shibboleths surrounding the high cultural status of the live event, this book will continue to shape discussion and to provoke lively debate on a crucial artistic dilemma: what is live performance and what can it mean to us now?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415773539
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/03/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,373,064
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Preface to the second edition     xi
Introduction: "an orchid in the land of technology"     1
Live performance in a mediatized culture     10
Teevee's playhouse     11
Is it live, or ...?     24
Against ontology     43
Got live if you want it     63
Tryin' to make it real: live performance, simulation, and the discourse of authenticity in rock culture     73
Rock culture and the discourse of authenticity     74
Seeing is believing     85
I want my MTV     97
Panic Clapton     107
Legally live: law, performance, memory     128
Teevee's courthouse, or the resistible rise of the videotape trial     130
You don't own me: performance as intellectual property     147
The Gollum problem     168
Law and remembrance     176
Conclusion     183
Bibliography     188
Index     201

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