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Spectacle (Hardcover)

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Global media and advances in technology have profoundly affected the way people experience events. The essays in this volume explore the dimensions of contemporary spectacles from the Arab Spring to spectatorship in Hollywood. Questioning the effects that spectacles have on their observers, the authors ask: Are viewers robbed of their autonomy, transformed into depoliticized and passive consumers, or rather are they drawn in to cohesive communities? Does their participation in an event—as audiences, activists, victims, tourists, and critics—change and complicate the event itself? Spectaclelooks closely at the permeable boundaries between the reality and fiction of such events, the methods of their construction, and the implications of those methods.

Number of Pages: 229.0
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Globalization
Series Title: Global Re-Visions
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
Language: English
Street Date: December 7, 2015
TCIN: 46766377
UPC: 9780295995021
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-7681

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