Social Tragedy

The Power of Myth, Ritual, and Emotion in the New Media Ecology
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ISBN-13:
9781137379139
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
224
Autor:
S. Baker
Serie:
Cultural Sociology
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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A social tragedy is a collective representation of injustice. Baker demonstrates how social tragedies facilitate moral action and discusses a series of contemporary case studies – the death of Princess Diana, Zinédine Zidane's 2006 World Cup scandal, KONY 2012 – to examine their social and political effects.
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Plato's Challenge 2. What is Social Tragedy? 3. Performing Social Tragedy: Exploring the "new British spirit" a Decade Beyond the Death of Princess Diana 4. Recalling Social Tragedy: Staging Zinédine Zidane's Transgression on France's Postcolonial Arena 5. Mediating Social Tragedy: The 2011 English Riots and the Emergence of the "mediated crowd" 6. Mediation as Moral Education: KONY 2012 - Can Social Tragedies Teach? 7. Conclusion: Social Tragedy's Democratic Vision References Notes Index
A social tragedy is a collective representation of injustice. Baker demonstrates how social tragedies facilitate moral action and discusses a series of contemporary case studies - the death of Princess Diana, Zinédine Zidane's 2006 World Cup scandal, KONY 2012 - to examine their social and political effects.

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