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Moral Claims in the Age of Spectacles

Shaping the Social Imaginary

Authors: Lowe, Brian M.

  • Addresses some of the apparent successes and failures in spectacle production and reception 
  • Uses historical case studies to explore the phenomenon of the spectacle
  • Explores how the rise of polarizing political figures such as as Donald Trump have been bolstered by spectacle
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This volume considers the rise of a new mode of creating, spreading, and encountering moral claims and ideas as they are expressed within spectacles. Brian M. Lowe explains how spectacles emerge when we are saturated with mediated representations—including pictures, texts, and videos—and exposed to television and movies and the myriad stories they tell us. The question of which moral issues gain our attention and which are neglected increasingly relates to how societal concerns are supported—or obscured—by spectacles.  This project explores how this new form of moral understanding came to be. Through a series of case studies, including the use of radio and comic books; the crafting of Russian national identity through art; television and film; the evolution of human rights law through film and journalism; and the promotion of animal rights campaigns, this book unveils some of the ways in which our spectacular environment shapes moral understanding, and is in turn shaped by spectacle. 

About the authors

Brian M. Lowe is Associate Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Oneonta, USA. He holds degrees in sociology from Queen’s University, Ontario, CA, and the University of Virginia, USA.

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50241-4
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50240-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Moral Claims in the Age of Spectacles
Book Subtitle
Shaping the Social Imaginary
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50241-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50241-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50240-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 323
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