Entry from US English dictionary
An event arranged or brought about merely for the sake of the publicity or entertainment value it generates: since real cultural events do not always occur on schedule, we invent pseudo-events for tour operators
More example sentences
- Boorstin's pseudo-events are events created for dramatic effect, to generate attention and revenue.
- With the rise of the primary election system, party conventions are now fully pseudo-events, with merely the vestiges of their proud democratic past.
- Ordinary citizens are now being forced to market themselves like pseudo-events, using techniques that used to be reserved for politicians, corporations, and celebrities.
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