Hybrid Politics: Media and Participation (Sage Swifts)

Hybrid Politics: Media and Participation (Sage Swifts)

By: Laura Iannelli (author)Hardback

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"This rich, original, and engaging volume provides a new vernacular for understanding hybrid politics; paths to civic engagement that frequently fly under the radar and do not count as political. Through her discussion of pop protests, performative publics, polymedia, and civic engagement, Iannelli expertly synthesizes contemporary work to contribute her own, original take on the always-current question of the political. Smart, informed, and a must read for those interested in the political character of the net." - Zizi Papacharissi, Professor and Head, Department of Communication, University of Illinois Chicago Hybrid Politics examines the complex and intersected logics, platforms, practices, and contents of contemporary communication processes, by exploring their potential and practical implications in terms of political participation. The book explores the 'hybridity' of politics and its relationship with the world of mass communication, with specific focus on the challenges created by the relationship between social media, broadcast media, and physical places of communication. Building upon renowned global research, original case studies, and illustrating materials, the book proposes an innovative and challenging analytic strategy to describe, understand, and problematise the contemporary complexity of political participation and communication.

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About Author

Laura Iannelli is Lecturer of Sociology of Culture and Communication. She received her Ph.D. in Theory and Social Research from Sapienza University in Rome. Since 2011 she has been teaching 'Political Communication and Participation' at the University of Sassari in Sardinia (Italy). In 2014, she was Visiting Scholar at City University London and the University of Leicester. Her primary research focuses on communication processes and political participation. In 2013, she began coordinating a two-year interdisciplinary research project on contemporary public art, activism and performative citizenship, funded by the Region of Sardinia. In 2015, in collaboration with City University London she organized an international conference entitled 'Protest Participation in Variable Communication Ecologies' in Alghero, Italy, and co-edited a special issue on this topic in the journal Information, Communication & Society. She has published various book chapters and articles on media and political participation, and in 2010 authored the book 'Facebook & Co. Sociologia dei Social Network Sites' (Milano: Guerini Scientifica).


Introduction Chapter 1. Hybrid Research on Media and Political Participation Media and Participation Modern Media and Democratic Participation in Political Communication Research Modern Media, Public Spheres, and Perfomative Publics Alternative and Activist Media Internet Studies and Political Participation Beyond the Single-Medium Approach Chapter 2. Hybrid Media and Political Participation Media Ecologies, Remediation, Polymedia, Mediamorphosis Hybrid Media Logics in Political Communication Research The Power of Publics between Convergent Cultural Practices and Spreadable Media Contents Media-reflexive Activism Research Challenges Chapter 3. Hybrid Media Participation: Tweeting TV Politics and Pop Protests An Emerging Body of Research Performative Publics Tweeting TV Politics Pop Protests: Spreadable Hybrid Genres of Political Struggle Conclusions References

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/08/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781473915787
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781473915787
  • ISBN10: 1473915783

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