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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 27, July-December 2018


Juan Carlos Córdoba Laguna Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia
Title The process of spectacularization of violence in Colombia. A tool in the construction of fear Summary Local mass media developed technical mechanisms and conceptual strategies, such as spectacularisation or major spectacle as a result of the armed conflict in Columbia, allowing them to grow as relevant media companies. This article is derived from the doctoral thesis “The Media Meta-narrative of violence in Colombia: its spectacuralisation in a culture of fear,” in which a chronological documentary monitoring local media is made from the 50s by using variables such as historical facts and the description of its respective treatment. The iconicity that the spectacular images from the Colombian conflict have gained have served the ideological and economic intentions of the mass media and their fixation on individual and collective imaginaries. Keywords Entertainment, mass media, Colombian conflict, imaginary.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n27a5


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