Spectacle by Bruce MagnussonSpectacle by Bruce Magnusson


EditorBruce Magnusson, Zahi Zalloua

Hardcover | December 7, 2015

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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? Spectacle looks closely at the permeable boundaries between the reality and fiction of such events, the methods of their construction, and the implications of those methods.

Bruce Magnusson is associate professor of politics, and Zahi Zalloua is associate professor of French and interdisciplinary studies, at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Contributors are Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair at UCLA; Shiloh Krupar, associate professor of culture and politics in the ...
Title:SpectacleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:239 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 7, 2015Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295995025

ISBN - 13:9780295995021


Table of Contents


Introduction | From Events to Spectacles / Bruce Magnusson and Zahi Zalloua 1. Media Spectacle and the North African Arab Uprisings: Some Critical Reflections / Douglas Kellner 2. Mediating Memories: The Ethics of Post-9/11 Spectatorship / Anneke Smelik 3. Prediction, Proximity, and Cosmopolitanism: in Global Spectacles / Gaurav Majumdar4. The Biopolitics of Spectacle: Salvation and Oversight at the Post-Military Nature Refuge / Shiloh R. Krupar 5. Dream Factory Détournement: Freewaves, Art, and Urban Redevelopment in Hollywood / Matt Reynolds

Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index