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Suzanne Harris-Brandts

In his 1975 work Discipline and Punish , French philosopher Michel Foucault declared that statist spectacle had lost its relevance and been replaced by more contemporary modes of governmental control through biopolitics. 1 The unique forms of spectacle that have emerged across the resource

Book Discussion Review of Natalie Koch, The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018).  327

Benjamin Gatling

indicated in a 2010 survey that television served as their chief source of information. 24 Just as with school curricula and mass spectacle—the parades, performances on national holidays, and other modes of mass mobilization common across the post-Soviet Central Asian republics 25 —television