The Spectacle of Democracy Spanish Television, Nationalism, and Political Transition by Richard Maxwell

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Published by University of Minnesota Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Television broadcasting,
  • Spain,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Television - History & Criticism,
  • Media studies,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Television,
  • History,
  • Television and politics

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8070089M
ISBN 100816623589
ISBN 109780816623587

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The Spectacle of Democracy: Spanish Television, Nationalism, and Political Transition (Series; 7) [Maxwell, Richard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Spectacle of Democracy: Spanish Television, Nationalism, and Political Transition (Series; 7)Cited by: The Spectacle of Democracy Shows the changes in television in Spain following the demise of Franco and his dictatorship.

"A brilliant book on the political economy of global television. In Rethinking the Spectacle, Devin Penner re-examines the tension between spectacle and political agency in our digital society and explores the nature of spectacle and radical democracy.

Penner uses the theories and practices of Guy Debord and the organization of social revolutionaries he co-founded, the Situationist International, as a point of departure, offering both a critical review of Situationist ideas and a way to develop their radical democratic Format: Hardcover.

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The Spectacle of Democracy: Spanish Television, Nationalism, and Political Transition. Export a RIS file (For EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero, Mendeley) Note: Always review your references and make any necessary corrections before using. Spectacle is usually considered a superficial form of politics, which tries to influence viewers by shocking, distracting, emotionally overwhelming, or even deceiving them.

It is difficult to see how this type of politics could be reconciled with the democratic requirement of active and informed agency. In Rethinking the Spectacle, Devin Penner re-examines the tension between spectacle and. In Democracy's Spectacle, Jennifer Greiman looks to an earlier moment in the history of American democracy's vexed interpretation of sovereignty to argue that such questions about the popularization of sovereign power shaped debates about political belonging and public life in the antebellum United States.

Rethinking the Spectacle brings Guy Debord and the Situationists into conversation with contemporary theories of radical democracy in this novel and important book. Lasse Thomassen, Reader, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London.

A society obsessed with spectacles results in a complete misfiring of the democratic system. This book uses critical democratic theory to outline the effects of consumer culture on citizenship. The spectacle is a central notion in the Situationist theory, developed by Guy Debord in his book, The Society of the Spectacle.

In the general sense, the spectacle refers to "the autocratic reign of the market economy which had acceded to an irresponsible sovereignty, and the totality of new techniques of government which accompanied this reign.".

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Beginning with the role of the media in contested election ofKellner examines how corporate media ownership and concentration, linked with a rightward shift of Douglas Kellner's Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy: 9/11, the War on Iraq, and Election investigates the role of the media in the momentous political events of the past four years/5(12).

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Beyond the Spectacle of Terrorism By Henry A. Giroux Pages pages "Henry Giroux's essay awakens us to the ways new media proliferate and circulate images and ideas of terror that order our lives, pervert our pedagogy, delimit our by:   Rousseau’s homeopathic strategy, according to which we should fight an evil through small doses of that very same evil, offers a solution that is crucial for grasping the scope of Rousseau’s critique of the spectacle as well as for rethinking the possibility of by: 1.

Guy Debord’s (–) best-known work, La société du spectacle (The Society of the Spectacle) (), is a polemical and prescient indictment of.

These three books suggest that Trump is the culmination of many trends: white supremacy, the politics of eternity introduced by the far right, the dissolution of political norms by the GOP. Democracy is fragile by its nature. It relies on norms, unwritten rules, and promises of a better future in order to function.

I revelled in the spectacle of the oil barons’ ball in Dallas. But energy was utterly peripheral to my sense of what history, politics and life were really about. His book Carbon Democracy. As a U.S. senator and former federal prosecutor, Sheldon Whitehouse has had a front-row seat for the spectacle of dark money in government.

In his widely praised book Captured, he describes how corporations buy influence over our government— not only over representatives and senators, but over the very regulators directly responsible for enforcing the laws under which these.

In an alleged post-racist democracy, the image of the public sphere with its appeal to dialogue and shared responsibility has given way to the spectacle of unbridled intolerance, ignorance. Sut Jhally's influential work as an activist, writer, film producer, and educator has had a far-reaching impact on the course and concerns of media criticism.

This volume offers an essential collection of his writings. Jhally's work exhibits an engaged and ongoing concern with social justice, cultural politics, and public pedagogy. The Spectacle of Accumulation captures the full range of.

In The Political Economy of the Spectacle and Postmodern Caste, John Asimakopoulos analyzes the political economy of the society of the spectacle, a philosophical concept developed by Guy Debord and Jean the analytical tools of social science, while historicizing, Asimakopoulos reveals that all societies in every epoch have been and continue to be caste systems legitimized by Author: John Asimakopoulos.

The book addresses this conceptual journey and reflects on differing models of democratic participation, before applying that framework to the two identified case studies. Finally, the authors consider what it means to be living in a period of democratic spectacle.

Specters of Democracy examines how figurations of blackness were used to illuminate the fraught relationship between citizenship, equality, and democracy in the antebellum U.S.

Through close readings of Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and Walt Whitman (on aurality), and Herman Melville, William J.

Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and is the Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy. His most recent books include: Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education (Haymarket ), The Violence of Organized Forgetting (City Lights ), Dangerous Thinking in.

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of the course reader before considering the following questions: Weltanschauung - a comprehensive philosophy or world view. Weltanschauung is defined as a particular philosophy or view of life, the term literally translates as 'world view.'. The conception of democracy that I am drawing upon here has been developed in Douglas Kellner, Television and the Crisis of Democracy (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, ); and Douglas Kellner, Grand Theft (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, ).

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The book examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the everyday manifestation of capitalist-driven phenomena; advertising, television, film, and.

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Richard Maxwell's study of television in Spain overturns this myth of. Asimakopoulos cuts through Capitalism's ideological veil to reveal the caste system hiding beneath the spectacle of 21st century society.

In The Political Economy of the Spectacle and Postmodern Caste, John Asimakopoulos analyzes the political economy of the society of the spectacle, a philosophical concept developed by Guy Debord and Jean.

The trouble with democracy Government shutdowns, petty policy squabbles, voter disaffection – democracy doesn't seem to work very well. we had the spectacle.

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The spectacle of the event has captivated persons from around the world to tune into watch their favorite sport or favorite athletes. Russia spent over $50 billion to prepare for the Olympics by building hotels, roads, stadiums, and to bring in artificial snow into the Southern resort town.

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