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Télévision et politique spectacle : l’exemple chilien

Abstract : If the Chilean plebiscite of 1988 constitutes an significant moment in the political field, it is also a key moment in the field of communication. Indeed, it is the first time on this scale that television is called to play such an important role in a political campaign. However, television is a media that does not reach consensus and raises many comments and reflections on its role and influence. For some, it is an instrument of culture and democratization, while for others (the most numerous), it is only a device for mass manipulation, symbolic maintenance of order and mindlessness, which, a fortiori in a dictatorial context like that of General Pinochet, raises serious concerns. If one can only rejoice at the victory of the political outsiders, it is legitimate to ask, however, if the importance given to the television image during the plebiscitary campaign of September 1988 allowed to establish a process seriousness of redemocratization or, on the contrary, if it has merely substituted one form of propaganda for another. Did the television clips lead to changes in the way of understanding politics? If so, can we say that the mutation is going in the right direction or that it poses a series of problems?
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Nicolas Balutet. Télévision et politique spectacle : l’exemple chilien. Dígitos. Revista de Comunicación Digital, 2020, Símbolos de la movilización en redes sociales, pp.239-252. ⟨hal-03697109⟩

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