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Media Spectacle and Insurrection, 2011: From the Arab Uprisings to Occupy Everywhere
     

Media Spectacle and Insurrection, 2011: From the Arab Uprisings to Occupy Everywhere

by Douglas Kellner
 

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Douglas Kellner elaborates upon his well known theory which explores how media spectacle can be used as a key to interpreting contemporary culture and politics. Grounded in both cultural and communication theory, Kellner argues that politics, war, news and information, media events (like terrorist attacks or royal weddings), and now democratic uprisings, are

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Douglas Kellner elaborates upon his well known theory which explores how media spectacle can be used as a key to interpreting contemporary culture and politics. Grounded in both cultural and communication theory, Kellner argues that politics, war, news and information, media events (like terrorist attacks or royal weddings), and now democratic uprisings, are currently organized around media spectacles, and demonstrates how and why this has occurred.
Rooting the discussions within key events of 2011 - including the war in Libya, the Arab Uprisings, the wedding of William Windsor to Kate Middleton, the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the Occupy movements - Media Spectacle and Insurrection, 2011 makes a highly relevant contribution to the field of media and communication studies. It offers a fresh perspective on the theme of contemporary media spectacle and politics by adopting an approach that is based around critical social and cultural theory. This series gives students a strong critical grounding from which to examine new media.

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Bowling Green State University Oliver Boyd-Barrett

Kellner's tracing of the narratives of major political events (principal among which are the Arab uprisings) definitely has strong merit.
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“Kellner's tracing of the narratives of major political events (principal among which are the Arab uprisings) definitely has strong merit.” —Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Bowling Green State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441102539
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/06/2012
Series:
Critical Adventures in New Media Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Kellner is the George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, at UCLA.

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