Citizen Media and Practice

Citizen Media and Practice: Currents, Connections, Challenges

Edited by Hilde C. Stephansen and Emiliano Treré

This groundbreaking collection advances understanding of the concept of media practices by critically interrogating its relevance for the study of citizen and activist media.

Media as practice has emerged as a powerful approach to understanding the media’s significance in contemporary society. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars in sociology, media and communication, social movement and critical data studies, this book stimulates dialogue across previously separate traditions of research on citizen and activist media practices and stakes out future directions for research in this burgeoning interdisciplinary field. Framed by a foreword by Nick Couldry and a substantial introductory chapter by the editors, contributions to the volume trace the roots and appropriations of the concept of media practice in Latin American communication theory; reflect on the relationship between activist agency and technological affordances; explore the relevance of the media practice approach for the study of media activism, including activism that takes media as its central object of struggle; and demonstrate the significance of the media practice approach for understanding processes of mediatization and datafication.

Offering both a comprehensive introduction to scholarship on citizen media and practice and a cutting-edge exploration of a novel theoretical framework, the book is ideal for students and experienced scholars alike.

The book includes contributions by: Nick Couldry, Hilde C. Stephansen, Emiliano Treré, Clemencia Rodríguez, Omar Rincón, Amparo Marroquín, Alejandro Barranquero, Ángel Barbas, Donatella Della Porta, Bart Cammaerts, Anne Kaun, Dorothy Kidd, Alice Mattoni, Elena Pavan, Andreas Hepp, Sigrid Kannengießer, Helen Kennedy, Stefania Milan, Aristea Fotopoulou and Lina Dencik. 

Hilde Stephansen is a Senior Lecturer of Social Sciences at the University of Westminster, United Kingdom.

Emiliano Treré is a Senior Lecturer in Media Ecologies and Social Transformation at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University, United Kingdom, and a member of IAMCR.

The above text is from the seller's description of the book

Title: Citizen Media and Practice
Editors: Hilde Stephansen and Emiliano Treré
Published: 2020
Pages: 294
Publisher: Routledge

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