Media and the Restyling of Politics

Consumerism, Celebrity and Cynicism

by John Corner,

Within media research and cultural studies, the mediation of politicians and the play-off between versions of high and low politics are attracting increasing interest.

Media and the Restyling of Politics brings together the work of leading academics in media and cultural studies to pursue an agenda of research, analysis and debate about the changing nature of political culture and its mediation. The contributors question the ways in which emerging forms of political style relate not only to new conventions of celebrity and publicity but to ideas about representation, citizenship and the democratic process. Topics covered include: celebrity politicians, the marketing of politics, identity and popular culture.

  • SAGE Publications; August 2003
  • ISBN: 9780857021847
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Media and the Restyling of Politics
  • Author: John Corner (ed.); Dick Pels (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

In The Press

"The authors deal with a number of important concepts- e.g., aesthetic politics, celebrity politician, cool politics, the president as 'entertainer-in-chief,' 'the supermarket state,' permanent campaigns, and political brands- and discuss their implementation and far-reaching sociocultural implications... this work deserves to be widely read, especially during election seasons. Highly recommend."