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Entertaining Politics New Political Television and Civic Culture

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ISBN-10: 0742530884

ISBN-13: 9780742530881

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jeffrey P. Jones

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Contrary to arguments that television is detrimental to democracy, Entertaining Politics explores the role of new political television in shaping a changing civic culture. Jeffrey P. Jones shows how viewers understand and make use of the increasingly blurred lines between 'serious' and 'entertainment' programming and argues that alarmist critics who predict the end of politics in the age of television have misconstrued the role of the medium and the commitment of audiences to both TV and public life. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Television and Politics Today
Introduction: The Changing Face of Politics on Television
Rethinking Civic Engagement in the Age of Popular Culture
Producing New Political Talk
From Insiders to Outsiders: The Advent of New Political Television
The Rise and Fall of Politically Incorrect
Humor, Outrage, and Common Sense in Popular Political Discourse
The Comedian-Talk Show Host as Political Commentator: Dennis Miller, Bill Maher, and Jon Stewart
The Common Sense of Nonsense: Parody and Political Critique
The Competing Senses of Political Insiders and Outsiders
Audiences for New Political Television
Audience Engagement with Politically Incorrect
Conclusion: Entertaining Politics in American Civic Culture
Methodology for Audience Research
Notes
Index
About the Author