Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander’s ground-breaking book has and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture. On live performance, Auslander is trying to challenge the ideas of the traditional value of liveness. Performers in theatre cling to “the magic of. PDF | On Mar 1, , Dean Wilcox and others published Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture. By Philip Auslander. London & New York: Routledge.

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I livenesa curious as to the discussion of Gorillaz in the new edition. The 2nd edition actually improves upon the first in a variety of subtle but significant ways. But there is also a crucial difference: Initially, media events were modeled on live ones.

Arguably, the same could be said today of the internet. Other editions – View all Liveness: This guy is a twat.

Theatre and media are rivals, and, much like industrial production, media specifically television has filled and saturated the cultural economy. Similar properties can be said of digital media, but in that case it uses the hypermediate in addition to the immediate, and livenesw illusion of the sanitized vanished much more quickly.

It is a point well taken. Critical Concepts, a reference collection in four volumes published by Routledge in and, with Carrie Sandahl, co-editor of Bodies in Commotion: This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Performance in a Mediatized Ausladner, Second Edition. He didn’t have to elaborate in detail on many of his examples.

By looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport and courtroom Auslander opens by comparing theatre and media, referencing Herbert Blau and Karl Marx. This approach treats the relationship as non-antagonistic, though.

It can look on events exactly when and as they happen. Susan rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Thanks for reading my book with such close attention.


Kristin Diane rated it liked it Apr 10, Nov 15, Karli rated it really liked it. To move from a discussion of the early relationship between theatre and television to an examination of the current situation of live performance is to confront the irony that whereas television initially sought to replicate and, implicitly, to replace live theatre, live performance itself has developed since that time toward the replication of the discourse of mediatization.

These ideas attempt to place a binary opposition between live performance and the media. Auslander references Jacques Attali on representation as a method compared to repetition. Tine rated it liked it Feb 25, The new examples are elegantly selected and integrated into the existing text.

Philip Auslander Quotes

Lists with This Book. The second edition ends up being a more enjoyable read, thus amplifying the intervention made by the author in the first edition. Television strove to emulate theatre when it emerged rather than film. Comment by Philip Auslander — September 1, 2: Nevertheless, there is an ethical imperative not to conflate the body with its representations and mediations, but to remember that there is an actual body there somewhere, experiencing the consequences of what is being done to it.

In theatre, presence is the matrix of power; the postmodern theatre of resistance must therefore both expose the collusion of presence with authority and resist such collusion by refusing to establish itself as the charismatic Other. Rob Samuels rated it it was amazing May 15, And it’s hard to care about discussions of rock concerts and other kinds of televised performance aren’t contextualized in terms of all of the performance we are all doing with our digital technologies.

Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture

Livveness is the editor of Performance: Routledge- Performing Arts – pages. He does vaguely come to this conclusion that our notion of “liveness” as “that which cannot be represented” is problematic, but he only does so indirectly.


In Liveness Philip Auslander addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today: Browse by subject Browse by author.

Thi In Liveness Philip Auslander addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today: Performance auslanderr a Mediatized Culture addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. TV was seen as a cultural sanitizer, to bring only appropriate legitimate content and values into the home.

At the same time, however, the second edition of Liveness reads as a very different book, especially in terms of tone, scope, and intellectual generosity. This sounds to reference Greenberg on the Avant-Garde and Kitsch. Oct 21, Bean rated it did not like it.

Return to Book Page. Even though it is arguable that rock is equally steeped in a long tradition of masculine display that was often effeminate and implicitly queer, evocations of that tradition are not generally seen within rock culture as celebrations of rock authenticity.

References to this book Is this real?: He contributes regularly to these and other journals and has published five auslaner, including Presence and Resistance: Performance in a Mediatized Culture by Philip Auslander. This provocative book tackles some of the enduring ‘sacred truths’ surrounding the high cultural status of the live event. Television has essentially formed its own culture, its own environment in of itself. References to this book Is this real?: