Entertaining the Citizen: When Politics and Popular Culture Converge (Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture)

Entertaining the Citizen: When Politics and Popular Culture Converge (Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture)

By: Liesbet Van Zoonen (author)Paperback

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Can politics be combined with entertainment? Can political involvement and participation be fun? Politics and popular culture are converging all the time, whether it's in Arnold Schwarzenegger's election as governor of California or in political television dramas and movies like The West Wing and Dave. This book encourages readers to think about how links between entertainment and politics have the potential to rejuvenate citizenship, endorse civic values, and sustain civic commitment.

About Author

Liesbet van Zoonen is professor of media studies in the Amsterdam School of Communications Research at the University of Amsterdam.

Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 Distinctions Chapter 3 2 Defamations: Politics as Soap Opera Chapter 4 3 Confrontations: Popular Music and Politics Chapter 5 4 Connections: The Fan Democracy Chapter 6 5 Personalization: The Celebrity Politician Chapter 7 6 Feminization? Female Politicians, Family, and Celebrity Chapter 8 7 Dramatizations: Plots in Politics Chapter 9 8 Presentations: Popular Resources for Citizenship Chapter 10 9 Discussions: Populism, Deliberation, and Diversity Chapter 11 References

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742529076
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780742529076
  • weight: 281
  • ISBN10: 074252907X

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