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Author Espiritu, Talitha,
Title Passionate revolutions : the media and the rise and fall of the Marcos regime / Talitha Espiritu.
Imprint Athens : Ohio University Press, [2017]

Series Ohio University Research in International Studies. Southeast Asia Series ; Number 132
Research in international studies. Southeast Asia series ; no. 132.
Subject Mass media -- Political aspects -- Philippines.
Politics and culture -- Philippines.
Mass media and culture -- Philippines.
Philippines -- Politics and government -- 1973-1986.
Philippines -- History -- Revolution, 1986.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the power of political emotions -- The first quarter storm -- Social conduct and the new society -- National discipline and the cinema -- Popular struggles and elite politics -- The media and the second coming of the first quarter storm -- The new politics, Lino Brocka, and people power -- Conclusion : the force of national allegory.
Summary "In the last three decades, the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos has commanded the close scrutiny of scholars. These studies have focused on the political repression, human rights abuses, debt-driven growth model, and crony capitalism that defined Marcos' so-called Democratic Revolution in the Philippines. But the relationship between the media and the regime's public culture remains underexplored. In Passionate Revolutions, Talitha Espiritu evaluates the role of political emotions in the rise and fall of the Marcos government. Focusing on the sentimental narratives and melodramatic cultural politics of the press and the cinema from 1965 to 1986, she examines how aesthetics and messaging based on heightened feeling helped secure the dictator's control while also galvanizing the popular struggles that culminated in "people power" and government overthrow in 1986. In analyzing news articles, feature films, cultural policy documents, and propaganda films as national allegories imbued with revolutionary power, Espiritu expands the critical discussion of dictatorships in general and Marcos's in particular by placing Filipino popular media and the regime's public culture in dialogue. Espiritu's interdisciplinary approach in this illuminating case study of how melodrama and sentimentality shape political action breaks new ground in media studies, affect studies, and Southeast Asian studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780896804982 (electronic bk.)
0896804984 (electronic bk.)
9780896803121
0896803120
9780896803114
0896803112
OCLC # 978351967
Additional Format Print version: Espiritu, Talitha. Passionate revolutions. Athens : Ohio University Press, [2017] 9780896803121 (DLC) 2017000722 (OCoLC)958781095