'The supremacy of ignorance over instruction and of numbers over knowledge': Journalism, popular culture, and the English constitution
Hartley, John (2007) 'The supremacy of ignorance over instruction and of numbers over knowledge': Journalism, popular culture, and the English constitution. In Future of Newspapers conference, September 2007, Cardiff, Wales. (Unpublished)
This paper shows how the most famous work of British constitutionalism, Walter Bagehot's English Constitution (1869) – which was written by the editor of The Economist – makes journalism itself an essential component of the constitution. He requires it as the vehicle for conveying the spectacular and theatrical show of what he called the 'dignified part' of the constitution, and thus founded the ideological role of the popular media as part of the apparatus of government.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 John Hartley|
|Deposited On:||17 Apr 2008 00:00|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:56|
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