Media Spectacle / Edition 1

Media Spectacle / Edition 1

by Douglas Kellner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415268281

ISBN-13: 9780415268288

Pub. Date: 01/30/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"In recent decades culture and society have become permeated by the logic of the spectacle. In his new book, Media Spectacle, Douglas Kellner helps bring developments in hi-tech culture and in media-driven society into focus, producing a critical theory of the contemporary moment." Kellner engages in close and detailed reading of cultural texts and events to…  See more details below

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"In recent decades culture and society have become permeated by the logic of the spectacle. In his new book, Media Spectacle, Douglas Kellner helps bring developments in hi-tech culture and in media-driven society into focus, producing a critical theory of the contemporary moment." Kellner engages in close and detailed reading of cultural texts and events to interrogate what they tell us about contemporary reality. This book will be essential reading for students and academics working in the area of media and cultural studies as well as the sociology of culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415268288
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/30/2003
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgments
1Media culture and the triumph of the spectacle1
2Commodity spectacle: McDonald's as global culture34
3The sports spectacle, Michael Jordan, and Nike63
4Megaspectacle: the O. J. Simpson murder trial93
5TV spectacle: aliens, conspiracies, and biotechnology in The X-Files126
6Presidential Politics, the Movie160
References179
Index186

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