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Hi everyone,

A colleague of mine is teaching a graduate class this fall on Political
Communication, and wanted to devote at least a day to issues of popular
culture.  He's looking now for readings.  Can anyone recommend an article
or book chapter that discusses political issues in film/TV?  I realize this
potentially could be a huge subject, but he's looking for discussions of
politics with a small "p":  scholarship that addresses things like popular
culture portrayals of politicians, portrayals of campaigns, or the
influence of popular culture upon political activity.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks!


Matt McAllister  e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Department of Communication Studies, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA  24061-0311 USA  ph: 540-231-9830  fax: 540-231-9817

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