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Unformatted text preview: - Jones Brings us full circle from where we started- Boorstin and Van Zoonen both share the view that politics is a media phenomenon o We need to rethink some of the definitions that we previously held- Used to be a binary o One of Politics and Art and that is serious o One of Entertainment and fun- The world has changed- We now get our information from media visuals o Boorstin sees this as a problem Needs to become a binary, go back to it We now take part in pseudo events We need to go back to a world where the reality is real o Van Zoonen agrees that this has occurred Writes about the political celebrity Images are primary, it is where we educate ourselves It has lead to a space that is both proximate and distant Politics is E! and E! is political Political figure brings the two worlds together The political figure has allowed us to have access to something we haven’t been able to put our hands on- Postmodernism- today’s condition in relationship to modernism...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2009 for the course COMM 300 at USC.