Colleagues, see below details of this new book. Case studies include Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign, David Cameron’s 2010 campaign and Brexit and more. Please pass it on.
REIFICATION AND REPRESENTATION: ARCHITECTURE IN THE POLITICO-MEDIA-COMPLEX
Routledge / 216 pages | 10 B/W Illus. / ISBN: 9781138927414
Author: Graham Cairns.
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Using case studies from the political campaigns of Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, David Cameron, this book represents a ground-breaking analysis of the relationship between social policy, architecture, politics and the media. It will be essential reading for scholars in politics, sociology, architectural theory, urban planning, media and communication studies.
It is premised on the investigating the controversial and, at times, polemic relationship between social policy, politics and the media through the unique prism of architecture and urban design. Considered through examples of the political imagery confected for politicians in the democracies of the United States and the United Kingdom, it suggests these images give us a better understanding of recent developments in the Western political economy and social policy on the one hand, and the architectural and urban developments of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries on the other.
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