Spectacular Theory

  • Brian M. Lowe


This theoretical chapter offers an overview of some important concepts related to the study of spectacles. In particular, it discusses Bottici’s scholarship regarding the social imaginal and Noë’s understanding of art as an organizing activity. Together, these scholars suggest that spectacles are an important element in social life because they inform the social imaginal and help to organize social life.


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  • Brian M. Lowe
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  1. 1.SociologySUNY College at OneontaOneontaUSA

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