Visibility regimes in mediatized publicness

  • Samuel Mateus Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens - Universidade Nova de Lisboa Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Keywords: Publicness, politics, mediatization, visibility, charisma

Abstract

Considering the relationship between politics, media and publicness, this paper ponders the consequences of visibility in the political field. Identifying some of its existing regimes, it will posit that today visibility plays an ambivalent function to politics: it can simultaneously operate as a synoptic monitoring and control of politicians; and at the same time it may stand as an opportunity to build a charismatic leadership. In fact, political visibilities are now negotiated between the boundaries of private and public realms, and they can take the form of a risk, or an opportunity to build on a charismatic leadership.

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Author Biography

Samuel Mateus, Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens - Universidade Nova de Lisboa Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Samuel Mateus teaches Communication Theory in Universidade da Madeira (Funchal), Portugal. He is a researcher in the Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens (CECL- FCSH- NOVA University) and author of the ebooks: Publicidade e Consumação nas Sociedades Contemporâneas (Livros Labcom, 2011) e Tele-Realidade – o princípio de publicidade mediatizado (Livros Labcom, 2013). E-mail: samuelmateus@uma.pt http://samuelmateuspapers.blogspot.pt
Published
2014-12-17
How to Cite
Mateus, S. (2014). Visibility regimes in mediatized publicness. MATRIZes, 8(2), 259-281. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v8i2p259-281
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