Democracy in the Age of New Media: The Politics of the Spectacle (Hardback)Tauel Harper (author)
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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.
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Number of pages: 179
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 mm
Edition: New edition
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