Presentation from The Arab Spring and Media Spectacles


Here is the presentation I used in today’s class on Music and “The Arab Spring.” You’ll notice that many of the videos express something of the balance between message and media spectacle that I was trying to address in today’s class.

For those of you looking for some elaboration on the behaviorist model of media reception and audiences, it comes from sociological studies of audiences. This is the best introduction that I can think of off the top of my head.