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‘Voting is easy, just press the red button’: communicating politics in the age of Big Brother

‘Voting is easy, just press the red button’: communicating politics in the age of Big Brother
‘Voting is easy, just press the red button’: communicating politics in the age of Big Brother
This chapter reflects upon the suggestion that Big Brother is like politics. It uses some of the events that took place during Celebrity Big Brother 2007 (CBB07) as a case study to illustrate how Big Brother, ostensibly a piece of popular culture that has nothing to do with politics, communicates ideas of what it means to meaningfully participate in the running of a virtual community
231-247
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Cardo, Valentina
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Brants, Kees
Voltmer, Katrin
Cardo, Valentina
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Brants, Kees
Voltmer, Katrin

Cardo, Valentina (2011) ‘Voting is easy, just press the red button’: communicating politics in the age of Big Brother. In, Brants, Kees and Voltmer, Katrin (eds.) Political Communication in Postmodern Democracy. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 231-247. (doi:10.1057/9780230294783_14).

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This chapter reflects upon the suggestion that Big Brother is like politics. It uses some of the events that took place during Celebrity Big Brother 2007 (CBB07) as a case study to illustrate how Big Brother, ostensibly a piece of popular culture that has nothing to do with politics, communicates ideas of what it means to meaningfully participate in the running of a virtual community

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Published date: 2011
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/400405
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Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 18:14

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