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Political scandal at the end of ideology? the mediatized politics of the Bo Xilai case

Meng, Bingchun (2016) Political scandal at the end of ideology? the mediatized politics of the Bo Xilai case. Media, Culture and Society, 38 (6). pp. 811-826. ISSN 0163-4437

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0163443716635858

Abstract

In this article, I use the high-profile Bo Xilai case to illustrate the dialectics of media and politics in contemporary China. I start by explaining some of the similarities and key differences between mediatized politics in the West and in China. This leads to an emphasis on the ideological dimension of media logic that is largely missing from discussions derived from a liberal democratic context. I then analyze the dialectics of the mediatized ideological struggle and politicized media logic running through the Bo Xilai scandal. In the last section, I summarize the theoretical contributions that the Chinese case makes to the study of mediatized politics.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://mcs.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 09:46
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2020 10:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64067

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