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Liveness Performance in a Mediatized Culture

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ISBN-10: 0415773539

ISBN-13: 9780415773539

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Philip Auslander

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Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today. What is the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media? Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander's ground-breaking book has helped to reconfigure a new area of study. Looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport, and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture, suggesting that media technology has encroached on live events to the point where many are hardly live at all. In this new edition, the author thoroughly updates his provocative argument to take…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface to the second edition
Introduction: "an orchid in the land of technology"
Live performance in a mediatized culture
Teevee's playhouse
Is it live, or ...?
Against ontology
Got live if you want it
Tryin' to make it real: live performance, simulation, and the discourse of authenticity in rock culture
Rock culture and the discourse of authenticity
Seeing is believing
I want my MTV
Panic Clapton
Legally live: law, performance, memory
Teevee's courthouse, or the resistible rise of the videotape trial
You don't own me: performance as intellectual property
The Gollum problem
Law and remembrance
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index