Contemporary Publics: Shifting Boundaries in New Media, Technology and Culture (1st ed. 2016)

Contemporary Publics: Shifting Boundaries in New Media, Technology and Culture (1st ed. 2016)

By: Sharyn McDonald (editor), Katja Lee (editor), Glenn D'Cruz (editor), P. David Marshall (editor)Hardback

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If the twentieth century has been dominated by discussions of the public, public life, and the public sphere, Contemporary Publics argues that, in the twenty-first century, we must complicate the singularity of that paradigm and start thinking of our world in terms of multiple, overlapping, and competing publics. In three distinct streams-art, media and technology, and the intimate life-this volume offers up the intellectual and political significance of thinking through the plurality of our publics. "Countering Neoliberal Publics: Screen and Space," explores how different artistic practices articulate the challenges and desires of multiple publics. "Making and Shaping Publics: Discourse and Technology" showcases how media shape publics, and how new and emerging publics use these technologies to construct identities. "Commodifying Public Intimacies" examines what happens to the notion of the private when intimacies structure publics, move into public spaces, and develop value that can be exchanged and circulated.

About Author

P. David Marshall holds a research professorship and personal chair in New Media, Communication and Cultural Studies at Deakin University, Australia and is also a Distinguished High-End Visiting Foreign Expert at Central China University's School of Journalism and Communication, China. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of many books including Celebrity and Power, 2nd Edition (2014), Companion to Celebrity (2015), Promotional Vistas (2016), and Persona Studies (2016). Glenn D'Cruz is a lecturer in Drama and Cultural Studies at Deakin University, Australia. He is the author of Midnight's Orphans: Anglo-Indians in Post/Colonial Literature (2006) and the editor of Class Act: Melbourne Workers Theatre 1987-2007 (2007). He has published widely in national and international journals in the areas of literary studies, performance studies and cultural studies. Sharyn McDonald is a lecturer in Reputation Management and Marketing Communication at Deakin University, Australia. Her combined teaching and industry experience spans over 20 years and has strengthened her interdisciplinary approach to research. Sharyn's research focuses on social responsibility and issue management with a particular emphasis on non-government organisations. Katja Lee is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University, Canada and a member of the Persona, Celebrity, Publics Research Group at Deakin University, Australia. She has published essays on celebrity, public identity performance, and life writing, and is co-editor of Celebrity Cultures in Canada (2016).


1.Introduction:The Plurality of Publics P. DAVID MARSHALL.- Part I.Countering Neoliberal Publics: Screen and Space.- 2.The Beach Beneath the Street: Art and Counterpublic GLENN D'CRUZ.- 3.A Hungry Public: Stranger Relationality and the Blak Wave FELICITY COLLINS.- 4.Re-membering, (Re-) appropriation and Polyphony: SBS Independent and White Australian Memory AMANDA MALEL TREVISANUT.- 5.Ghosting: Putting the Volume into Screen Memory PAUL CARTER.- 6.Dancing Dandenong: The Poetics of Spatial Politics GLENN D'CRUZ, SHAUN MCLEOD, DIRK DE BRUYN, STEVEN MCINTYRE.- 7.New Strategies for Old Practices CAMERON BISHOP.- Part II.Making and Shaping Publics: Discourse and Technology.- 8.Media Technologies and Publics SHARYN MCDONALD.- 9.Cosmopolitanism on Demand? Television and the Narrowing of Mediated Social Connection PAUL ATKINSON, REBECCA STRATING.- 10.Multilingual Publics: Fansubbing Global TV TESSA DWYER.- 11.Surveillance Publics after Edward Snowden MICHAEL RICHARDSON.- 12.Stoking Expectations: Public Relations and the Politics of "Bogans" KRISTIN DEMETRIOUS.- 13.We Are Rhetoric. Get Over It! STEVE MACKEY.- Part III.Commodifying Public Intimacies.- 14.Making Cents of Contemporary Intimacies: The Private in the Public KATJA LEE.- 15.When the Private Becomes Public: Commodity Activism, Endorsement and Making Meaning in a Privatised World P. DAVID MARSHALL.- 16.Elite Athletes as Charitable Ambassadors: Risks Associated with Indiscretions SHARYN MCDONALD.- 17.The Intimate Publics of Popular Music Memoirs: Strategies of Feeling in Celebrity Self-Representation KATJA LEE.- 18.Spirited Publics? Post-secularism, Enchantment and Enterprise on Indian Television TANIA LEWIS

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  • ISBN13: 9781137533234
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781137533234
  • weight: 5257
  • ISBN10: 1137533234
  • edition: 1st ed. 2016

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