Media and the Restyling of Politics
Consumerism, Celebrity and Cynicism
- John Corner - University of Leeds, UK
- Dick Pels - Brunel University, UK
August 2003 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Within media research and cultural studies, the mediation of politicians and the play-off between versions of high and low politics are attracting increasing interest.
Media and the Restyling of Politics brings together the work of leading academics in media and cultural studies to pursue an agenda of research, analysis and debate about the changing nature of political culture and its mediation. The contributors question the ways in which emerging forms of political style relate not only to new conventions of celebrity and publicity but to ideas about representation, citizenship and the democratic process. Topics covered include: celebrity politicians, the marketing of politics, identity and popular culture.
John Corner and Dick Pels
Democracy's Inner Voice
Aesthetic Representation and Political Style
Mediated Persona and Political Culture
The Celebrity Politician
Liesbet van Zoonen
`After Dallas and Dynasty We Have… Democracy'
W Lance Bennett
Lifestyle Politics and Citizen-Consumers
Reconfiguring Civic Culture in the New Media Milieu
Popular Culture and Mediated Politics