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The Resource Media events : the live broadcasting of history, Daniel Dayan, Elihu Katz

Media events : the live broadcasting of history, Daniel Dayan, Elihu Katz

Label
Media events : the live broadcasting of history
Title
Media events
Title remainder
the live broadcasting of history
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Dayan, Elihu Katz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Constituting a new television genre, live broadcasts of "historic" events have become, in effect, world rituals--high holidays of mass communication. Daniel Dayan and Elihu Katz show us that these media events have the potential for transforming societies as they transfix viewers around the globe. The authors apply this original thesis to public spectacles such as the Olympic Games, Anwar el-Sadat's journey to Jerusalem, the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, John
  • F. Kennedy's funeral, the moon landing, and Pope John Paul II's visits to Poland. They offer a penetrating ethnography of how media events are scripted, negotiated, performed, celebrated, shamanized, and reviewed. Media events, they show, turn television into an icon, but they also give it real power--to declare holidays, to shape collective memory, to integrate and reorganize societies. The authors separate these events into three categories: contest, conquest, and
  • coronation. Astute borrowings from Max Weber and Emile Durkheim underscore their analysis. Into their anthropological framework Dayan and Katz integrate empirical studies of broadcasting and analysis of the aesthetics of television. They explore the phenomenon of "not being there," claiming that the living-room celebration of media events is a unique form of ceremonial experience, different from--but as powerful as--the experience of "being there." They look at the
  • element of tension generated by the unpredictable, live unfolding of an event. And they discuss the roles of broadcast narrative, interpretation, and commentary as well as the preplanning of publicity and advertising. This book adds an unexpected dimension to studies of journalism and broadcasting. Students, scholars, and practitioners in mass communication will find it required reading, and it will spark interest in the fields of sociology, anthropology, and political
  • science as well. Finally, all those who were mesmerized by the Thomas/Hill hearings, the Gulf War coverage, and other recent media events will find it enlightening and instructive
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dayan, Daniel
Dewey number
070.1/95
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4784.T4
LC item number
D38 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Katz, Elihu
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Mass media
  • History, Modern
Label
Media events : the live broadcasting of history, Daniel Dayan, Elihu Katz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Defining Media Events: High Holidays of Mass Communication -- 2. Scripting Media Events: Contest, Conquest, Coronation -- 3. Negotiating Media Events -- 4. Performing Media Events -- 5. Celebrating Media Events -- 6. Shamanizing Media Events -- 7. Reviewing Media Events -- Appendix: Five Frames for Assessing the Effects of Media Events
Control code
23976649
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9780674559554
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91023691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1422067
Label
Media events : the live broadcasting of history, Daniel Dayan, Elihu Katz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Defining Media Events: High Holidays of Mass Communication -- 2. Scripting Media Events: Contest, Conquest, Coronation -- 3. Negotiating Media Events -- 4. Performing Media Events -- 5. Celebrating Media Events -- 6. Shamanizing Media Events -- 7. Reviewing Media Events -- Appendix: Five Frames for Assessing the Effects of Media Events
Control code
23976649
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9780674559554
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91023691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1422067

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