Mechanisms Unfolded by the Media for the Spectacularization of the Public Sphere Represented in José Ricardo Morales’ Play Cómo el poder de las noticias nos da noticias del poder (1971)

Juan DEL VALLE ROJAS


Abstract:

This work presents a brief theoretical conceptualization of the complexities of the mechanisms unfolded by the media for the spectacularization of the public sphere presented in José Ricardo Morales’ play Cómo el poder de las noticias nos da noticias del poder (1971)1. It focuses on the following research question: What specific complex discursive-based power strategies related to the spectacularization of the public sphere in the media can be identified in José Ricardo Morales’ play? In this article, my final goal will be to emphasize Morales’ capacity to predict the use of different mechanisms of spectacularization of the public sphere, carried out by the corporate media and politicians to seize information and, consequently, influence the audience’s decisions and preferences on television.

Keywords: José Ricardo Morales; Cómo el poder de las noticias nos da noticias del poder; Spanish Modern Theatre; Spectacularization of the media; Public sphere

DOI: 10.24193/jmr.34.5

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