Skip to main content

Objects of amplified context: an interview with artist-teacher Pepón Osorio

Buy Article:

$18.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


This article seeks to contribute to the emerging literature on the mediation of politics in the wider sphere of civic and popular culture. By focusing on one particular country, the United Kingdom, and on a specific audit period, February 2010, we present some preliminary findings from a larger project assessing contemporary mediations of politics and the political across a diverse range of genres within print, broadcast and online media. Our findings are derived from three complementary studies, one focusing on the variety of generic forms through which the story of ‘MPs expenses’ was mediated; one focusing on a reality-style series, Tower Block of Commons, and the range of ways that it sought to engage the political imagination of its audience; and a final study addressing the place of emotions in political life. Substantively, the findings point towards a desire for a new moral order for British politics, including a new kind of politician. Theoretically, the article validates the proposition that there is much more to political mediation than the dominant focus on political journalism can satisfactorily encompass.

Keywords: British politics; Emotion; Genre; MPs expenses; Political culture; Television

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: University of Leeds 2: University of Liverpool

Publication date: 2011-09-19

More about this publication?
  • Interactions aims to encourage the development of the widest possible scholarly community both in terms of geographical location and intellectual scope in the fields of media, communication and cultural studies.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more