Politicotainment

Television's Take on the Real

Editor
Kristina Riegert

Publisher
Peter Lang

Description

Politicotainment focuses on how political life is interpreted, negotiated, and represented by television entertainment, in particular by drama series, late night comedy, and « reality-based programs. Real political issues are converging in today's television tableau, prompting questions about performance, interactivity, and engagement. The authors in this collection share the notion that entertainment formats are important sources of political culture, and inform political processes. Politicotainment links theories about the relationship between public and private, fact and fiction, and politics and popular culture to the changes taking place in the television industry, journalism, celebrity activism, and political content in entertainment programming.

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Details

  • Type:
    Anthology (peer reviewed)
  • Published:
    2007
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  • Language:
    English
  • ISBN:
    978-0-8204-8114-2
  • Pages:
    296

About the Editor

Kristina Riegert

Kristina Riegert is Professor in Media & Communication Studies, having held a position as Lecturer in Journalism and a PhD in Political Science. Read more

Reference

Riegert, K. (ed.). (2007). Politicotainment: Television's Take on the Real. New York: Peter Lang.