Moral Claims in the Age of Spectacles: Shaping the Social by Brian M. Lowe

By Brian M. Lowe

This quantity considers the increase of a brand new mode of constructing, spreading, and encountering ethical claims and ideas as they're expressed inside spectacles. Brian M. Lowe explains how spectacles emerge after we are saturated with mediated representations—including photos, texts, and videos—and uncovered to tv and flicks and the myriad tales they let us know. The query of which ethical concerns achieve our recognition and that are ignored more and more pertains to how societal issues are supported—or obscured—by spectacles.  This undertaking explores how this new type of ethical figuring out got here to be. via a sequence of case experiences, together with using radio and comedian books; the crafting of Russian nationwide identification via paintings; tv and movie; the evolution of human rights legislation via movie and journalism; and the advertising of animal rights campaigns, this book unveils many of the ways that our wonderful setting shapes ethical realizing, and is in flip formed through spectacle. 

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