The Spectacle of Democracy: Spanish Television, Nationalism, and Political Transition

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The Spectacle of Democracy was first published in 1994. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

In this age of increased global communication the media seem like juggernauts paving the way from dictatorship to democracy. Richard Maxwell's study of television in Spain overturns this myth of technological power. He shows us how ...

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Overview

The Spectacle of Democracy was first published in 1994. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

In this age of increased global communication the media seem like juggernauts paving the way from dictatorship to democracy. Richard Maxwell's study of television in Spain overturns this myth of technological power. He shows us how transitions themselves have a profound impact on the media, as controllers of national television clash with commercial media promoters and with regionalists who want television to extend their nationalist politics and collective identity.

Maxwell's sophisticated analysis of the many variables shaping communication policy within the nation-state draws on a decade of research into Spanish culture, mass media, and political economy. Although focused on Spain, his work provides general insight into the nature of communication policy debates in today's globalized economy. A study of the transformation of television in Spain following the end of Franco's dictatorship, Maxwell's book examines the politics of the privatization of television, the rise of regional television, and the transnational realignment of national media space.

Richard Maxwell is assistant professor in the department of radio, television, and film in the School of Speech at Northwestern University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816623587
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Edition description: Minnesota Archive Editions
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Richard Maxwell is a professor and chair of the Department of Media Studies at Queens College. He received his BA from the University of California at San Diego and his MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He has previously taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University . His recent publications include Herbert Schiller (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003) and the co-authored Global Hollywood 2 (British Film Institute, 2005).

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Preface: Who's Speaking?
Introduction: The Decline of National Mass Media?
Pt. I Political Transitions, Media Transitions 1
1 The Death of the Dictator and the Twilight of National Mass Media 3
2 The Regional Question 12
3 Transnational Phenomena in Spanish Media 23
Pt. II The Politics of Privatization 31
4 It's Private: Policymaking for Television in Spain, 1977-82 33
5 Unlikely Hegemony, Unfinished Party - UCD in Crisis 40
6 Political Failure, Broken Rules, and the Symbolic Advance of Private TV 48
7 The PSOE: New Rhetoric, New Pressures, and New Strategies for Media Reform 59
8 For the Few: The Socialist Revival of Expectation for Private TV 66
9 Social Democracy, Modernization, and Corporatism in Action 72
10 Politics of Diminishing Returns 82
11 Private TV Now and Forever 90
Pt. III The Geography of Television in Spain 101
12 Electronic Regions of Spain 103
13 In the Region of Electronic and Political Conflicts 113
14 The Distant Space of Political Economy 122
Conclusion: The End of National Mass Media? 136
Notes 155
Bibliography 177
Index 189
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