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Media events : the live broadcasting of history

Author: Daniel Dayan; Elihu Katz
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992.
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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
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dayan, Daniel, 1943-
Media events.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992
(DLC) 91023691
(OCoLC)23976649
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Dayan; Elihu Katz
ISBN: 9780674030305 0674030303
OCLC Number: 607059875
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Contents ""; ""Preface""; ""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""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Index""
Responsibility: Daniel Dayan, Elihu Katz.

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