Popular culture and political communication

Street, John (2020) Popular culture and political communication. Comunicazione Politica, 21 (1). pp. 129-140.

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Abstract

The electoral success of Donald Trump has fuelled once again the suggestion that political communication is intimately linked to popular culture. In this article, I trace the different routes taken by this connection – from the representation of politics in popular culture to the rise of celebrity politics and the idea of citizens as ‘fans’. My suggestion is that our understanding of contemporary political communication needs to take account of its affinities with popular culture, but that we are still some way from substantiating how the relationship operates in practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: celebrity politics,donald trump,fans,political communication,popular culture,communication,sociology and political science ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3315
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2020 01:33
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 23:54
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/74614
DOI: 10.3270/96428

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