The Democratic Worth of Celebrity Politics in an Era of Late Modernity

@inproceedings{Wheeler2012TheDW,
  title={The Democratic Worth of Celebrity Politics in an Era of Late Modernity},
  author={Mark W. Wheeler},
  year={2012}
}
In a seminal article published in 2004, John Street argued that celebrity politics has provided a greater expression for the enhancement of democratic behaviour. Consequently, this analysis builds on Street’s thesis to consider the worth of celebrity politics in an era of late modernity. To this end, it employs Henrik Bang’s and John Keane’s constructs of Everyday Makers and Monitory Democracy, which have emphasised the importance of ‘involvement’, ‘voice’ and ‘output’ in terms of… CONTINUE READING