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Politicotainment: Televisions Take on the Real Toby Miller

Politicotainment: Televisions Take on the Real

Toby Miller

Published April 3rd 2007
ISBN : 9780820481142
Paperback
296 pages
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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 todaysMorePoliticotainment 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 todays 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.