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The Resource Democracy in the age of new media : the politics of the spectacle, Tauel Harper

Democracy in the age of new media : the politics of the spectacle, Tauel Harper

Label
Democracy in the age of new media : the politics of the spectacle
Title
Democracy in the age of new media
Title remainder
the politics of the spectacle
Statement of responsibility
Tauel Harper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the age of the spectacle, democracy has never looked so bleak. Our world, saturated with media and marketing, endlessly confronts us with spectacles vying for our attention: from Apple and 9/11 to Facebook and the global financial crisis. Democratic politics, by comparison, remain far from engaging. 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. It highlights the importance that public space plays in creating the critical culture necessary for a healthy democracy, and outlines how contemporary public spaces-shopping centres, the Internet, social networking sites and suburban communities-contribute to this culture. Terrorism, ecological destruction and the financial crisis are also outlined as symptoms of the politics of the spectacle. The book concludes with some basic principles and novel suggestions which could be employed to avoid the pitfalls inherent in our spectacular existence
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.2
Index
index present
LC call number
P95.8
LC item number
.H37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Democracy in the age of new media : the politics of the spectacle, Tauel Harper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
179 p.
Isbn
9781433109119
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn650019946
  • (OCoLC)ocn793890384
Label
Democracy in the age of new media : the politics of the spectacle, Tauel Harper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
179 p.
Isbn
9781433109119
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn650019946
  • (OCoLC)ocn793890384

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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