Definitions

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  • n. The power of the image over society.

Etymologies

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From video +‎ -cracy

Examples

  • Italy politics: Sex, thighs and 'videocracy' scandal dogging Silvio Berlusconi, add plenty of scantily clad young Italian TV and throw in some of the first serious scrutiny of a national

    WN.com - Business News

  • However, even in its critical treatment of Berlusconi, the book departs from the usual media studies method of analysing the political economy of media institutions or the critique of televisual modes of representation to provide something like a critical ecology of Berlusconi's dominance of Italian media and politics, or what the authors refer to as the 'videocracy'.

    Mute magazine - Culture and politics after the net - CULTURE AND POLITICS AFTER THE NET

  • Italy, he believes, is primarily a visual culture, particularly vulnerable to the seductions of Berlusconi's videocracy.

    Italy: The Family Business

  • Roger Ebert taking a break from Twitter Showdowns and AVQ&As to once again present videocracy see all videocracy »

    A.V. Club

  • Katy Perry's breasts get her kicked out of Sesame Street videocracy see all videocracy »

    A.V. Club

  • And this is where the political shyness of some opposition leaders coincides with their own fear of having lost touch with the Italians, after more than a decade of Machiavellian videocracy.

    openDemocracy

  • The Berlusconi videocracy thrived under these conditions, by far outstripping the mild rationality of the left which seemed only able to critique it in rationalist and moral terms that had been definitively abandoned by Berlusconi's mode of power.

    Mute magazine - Culture and politics after the net - CULTURE AND POLITICS AFTER THE NET

  • Rather what these micro stations set out to do was to challenge the monolithic domination of techno-communications by the Berlusconi videocracy, not with the hope of winning but rather with the following aims: 'Resist the homogenised horror, avoid the imaginary of submission, refuse the glossy hypocrisy and put into motion bizarre systems and unpredictable connections' (128).

    Mute magazine - Culture and politics after the net - CULTURE AND POLITICS AFTER THE NET

  • The rest of the book outlines three historical strategies of media activism that each in their own way opposed the media hegemony of the Berlusconi videocracy.

    Mute magazine - Culture and politics after the net - CULTURE AND POLITICS AFTER THE NET

  • Even more than with the free radios of the 1970s, the point was not the content of these transmissions (that could range from works of video art to covering of local issues to the pirated transmission of football matches) but to open up a space for communication outside of the control of the videocracy.

    Mute magazine - Culture and politics after the net - CULTURE AND POLITICS AFTER THE NET

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