Demokratia and Theatrokratia: The Theatricality of Democracy

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Title Demokratia and Theatrokratia: The Theatricality of Democracy
 
Creator Karim, Dr Muzaffar
 
Subject Theatre, Democracy, Time, Grandnarrative, Spectacle, Baudrillard
 
Description When we think of Democracy as a way of governance, usually modern democratic states come to mind. Most of us believe that democracy is a recent invention. But, the birthplace of democracy is the ancient city of Athens and ironically the birth of democracy is coetaneous with the birth of (Athenian) theatre. This paper tries to establish the connection between theatre and democracy or in other words theatricality and democracy. It tries to elaborate upon the fact that the notion of theatricality is inherent to democratic function and may be its doom as well. Democracy represents progress, a movement in time, a teleology. But, the present problems of famine, violence and other man-made disasters put this movement under suspicion – a progress or a reversion? This question of teleology and time vis-à-vis democracy is argued through Jean Baudrillard’s notion of the recycling of time.
 
Publisher Smart Moves
 
Date 2021-10-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/11191
10.24113/ijellh.v9i10.11191
 
Source SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH ; Volume 9, Issue 10, October 2021; 37-42
2582-3574
2582-4406
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/11191/9344
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Dr Muzaffar Karim
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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