• Brian M. Lowe


This chapter contends that “spectacular literacy” is a useful device for understanding how spectacles behave and the composition of variations of spectacles. Much like the concept of “cultural literacy” coined by E.D. Hirsh in 1987, spectacular literacy is increasingly relevant for understanding how spectacles are created and generate different meetings for different audiences. This chapter also contends that those programs, films and other forms of mediated representations that defy strict genre boundaries will be more salient and relevant in the future.


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

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