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Instructor Info:James Miller
Office Extension x5510
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 222
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 222

The experience of everyday politics for most Westerners is largely an aesthetic one. People partake in a cultural citizenship, where political actors, issues and institutions are but one more set of representations and simulations that compete for attention by offering pleasure. This situation is partly due to the shift away from direct political participation and partly the result of an increasingly mediatized public culture. We will explore this notion critically with a focus on the contemporary US.  

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PLEASE NOTE that I will be traveling abroad from 6 - 13 September with sporadic email.