Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander’s ground-breaking book has and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture. On live performance, Auslander is trying to challenge the ideas of the traditional value of liveness. Performers in theatre cling to “the magic of. PDF | On Mar 1, , Dean Wilcox and others published Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture. By Philip Auslander. London & New York: Routledge.
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Darren rated it liked it Aug 20, Television strove to emulate theatre when it emerged rather than film. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Performances occur in numerous locations, and are all live and separate, but are designed to evoke one single character, which is the livenesd that generates each performance.
Glam auslandre unquestionably used their performances of queer identities to provoke and rebel against the status quo in a way that roughly parallels earlier rockers’ use of black music and identities. Sep 21, Elliot Huxtable rated it did not like it Shelves: Since its first appearance, Akslander Auslander’s ground-breaking book has helped to reconfigure a new area of study.
Though I found his arguments somewhat compelling, I think he could have done a much better job explaining them. Ultimately, Auslander emphasizes that there are no ontological differences between live performance and media.
This provocative book tackles some of the enduring ‘sacred truths’ surrounding the high cultural status of the live event. What is the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media? By looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture.
On a positive note, I did enjoy his clever integration of thinkers like Baudrillard, Benjamin, and Derrida into his arguments.
And it’s hard to care about discussions of rock concerts and other kinds of televised performance aren’t contextualized in terms of all of the performance we are all doing with our digital technologies.
Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture
Television has become its own culture. Interesting book, somewhat provocative, but quite frankly I found its writing organization and explanation-style a bit stilted. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read saving….
Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture by Philip Auslander
Auslander is the editor of Performance: Tatsiana Licheuskaya rated it it was amazing Apr 21, In theatre, presence is the matrix of power; the postmodern theatre of resistance must therefore both expose livenfss collusion of presence with authority and resist such collusion by refusing to establish itself as the charismatic Other.
Generally, this style of thought puts liveness as the defined opposite of the recorded. He would beat around the bush for auslabder before he finally made his case.
Masses have desire for proximity, and at the same time, have desire for reproduced objects. Leila rated it really liked it Nov 05, Kera rated it it was ok Jan 27, In addition to his scholarly work on performance, Prof. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No occurrence of mass or scripted art can be considered authentic because of livsness reproducibility.
Theatre and media are rivals, and, auelander like industrial production, media specifically television has filled and saturated the cultural economy. Kristin Diane rated it liked it Apr 10, This could be just an instance of remediation, where disciplines borrow, reference, and support each other.
Dane McFarlane rated it really liked it Feb 05, On live performance, Auslander is trying to challenge the ideas of the traditional value of liveness.
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Posts on this page:. Published June 21st by Routledge first published Hi Philip, thanks for reading!