Media Talk and Political Elections in Europe and America

Media Talk and Political Elections in Europe and America

By: Mats Ekstrom (editor), Andrew Tolson (editor)Hardback

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This book makes an important contribution to the study of political communication. Its chapters analyse forms of media talk associated with contemporary political elections. Key topics include: changing forms of political interview, televised political debates, and the use of multimedia in promotional discourse.

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Geoffrey Baym, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA Mats Ekstrom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Goran Eriksson, Orebro University, Sweden Bernhard Forchtner, Humboldt University, Germany Ian Hutchby, University of Leicester, UK Micha^3 Krzyanowski, University of Aberdeen, UK Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Swansea University, UK Marianna Patrona, Hellenic Military Academy, Greece Pilar G. Plitvich, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA Rut M. Sanz Sabido, De Montfort University, UK Cassian Sparkes-Vian, De Montfort University, UK Andrew Tolson, De Montfort University, UK Neil Washbourne, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University, UK


Introduction; Andrew Tolson and Mats Ekstrom 1. 'We change or we sink': Discursively Constructing the Voter's Dilemma in a Pre-election Interview with the Greek Prime Minister; Marianna Patrona 2. Obama in the No Spin Zone; Ian Hutchby 3. Transformations in Hybrid TV Talk: Extended Interviews on The Daily Show (.com); Geoffrey Baym 4. 'I have a question for you': Mediatised Democracy, Citizen Participation and Elections in Catalonia. Rut M. Sanz Sabido 5. More than Cleggmania: The Celebrity Politician, Presidentialisation and the UK Leader Debates; Neil Washbourne 6. The Telegenic Politician? Communication Strategies in the UK Election 2010 Party Leader Debates; Andrew Tolson 7. Rhetoric and Responses: Electioneering on Youtube; Cassian Sparkes-Vian 8. Citizen Participation in Journalist Discourse; Mats Ekstrom and Goran Eriksson 9. Multi-platform Political Interviews in the Swedish Election Campaign 2010 10. Mediatisation, Right-Wing Populism and Political Campaigning: The Case of the Austrian Freedom Party; Bernhard Forchtner, Michal Krzyzanowski and Ruth Wodak 11. Get involved! Communication and Engagement in the 2008 Obama Presidential E-campaign; Nuria Lorenzo-Dus and Pilar Garces-Conejos Blitvich

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137273314
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 267
  • ID: 9781137273314
  • weight: 465
  • ISBN10: 1137273313

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