Intimate Politics: Publicity, Privacy and the Personal Lives of Politicians in Media Saturated Democracies 精装 – 2012年11月5日
'An extremely useful book for those who are interested in the world beyond the level of bar-room gossip.'
'Stanyer has delivered a highly persuasive evidence-based study, creatively developed and carried out, drawing on a range of data sets inventively designed to compare how far the private lives of politicians are reported in seven countries. In my view, Intimate Politics has genuine international relevance and should be considered the benchmark study for future scholarship.'
'Stanyer's treatment of the phenomenon of “intimization” is data-rich, conceptually mature and several-sided. He systematically examines it by genre, over an extended time span and, in a revealing comparative analysis, across seven advanced democracies. Intimate Politics is likely to be the definitive treatment of its subject for years to come.'
Jay Blumler, University of Leeds
'For the first time, intimization and popularization are dealt with using hard data, showing that they are not just in the minds of scholars but that they represent tendencies that have emerged in several countries worldwide. Our democracies are facing at the same time new strategies on the part of politicians and also already well-rooted journalistic routines.'
Paolo Mancini, Università di Perugia
James Stanyer is senior lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at Loughborough University.查看所有商品描述
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What James Stanyer attempts to do in Intimate Politics is a comparative study of seven industrial democracies: The U.S., UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia to determine the extent that politicians personal lives have become a part of political communication. Without giving too much away, not all democracies are created equal. Some democracies have made politicians personal lives fair game, while other democracies still fiercely guard them, though this distinction is under question.
Stanyer's findings are quite interesting as his answers range from personal factors about individual candidates, political parties, laws on privacy and journalistic norms among others. Stanyer in a relatively brief study (170 pages) is able to produce a series of conclusions that are both easily understood and thought provoking. It is written with the rigor of an academic study, but there's nothing that should be overly intimidating to the non-academic reader considering purchasing this book.
A new and important entry into the literature on democratic politics and the media that should be read by the masses.
It's true that the way we get our news has changed, but that is not the real focus on Stanyer's book. We are able to see that the personal lives of the candidates and officials has become less private, and the curiosity of the world has created an environment where people feel as though they have a right to know anything and everything when it comes to those in leadership.
There is also the interesting irony that politics has a way of seeping into other areas of our lives, too, and that shows the way that the fascination of any one in the public eye has grown to the point that some are even willing to break the law in order to uncover whatever they have deemed to be known.
Taking us into history and how the reporting of old has been replaced with a more sophisticated system of "need to know" journalism, INTIMATE POLITICS shows how the world and those who occupy it are discussed.