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Media, Margins and Popular Culture and Media Margins and Civic Agency

Media, Margins and Popular Culture
Media, Margins and Civic Agency

Two new books on media and margins, by academics from Bournemouth University.

Media, Margins and Popular Culture

Edited by Einar Thorsen, Daniel Jackson, Heather Savigny, Jenny Alexander

Media, Margins and Popular Culture is a collection from established and emerging scholars in Media and Cultural Studies and the Social Sciences, and focuses on marginalised voices and representations; socially marginalised, marginalised in media and media scholarship. The book spans five continents and is divided into sections on gender, sexuality, nation, disability, disciplinary boundaries, youth and age. It covers media forms from Flickr to film. Chapters look at the structural and ideological construction of marginality in state and media producer censorship (in Singapore) and media scholarship (Sherlock Holmes and its adaptations). Authors consider representations of social marginality, e.g. people with dementia; artistic and self-fashioning marginality, from Quentin Crisp to tattoo artists online; and the engagement of marginal users in media spaces (fathers on Mumsnet). This book takes a fresh look at the ideological work of constructing and confronting marginality in media, from Dalits ("untouchables") in Indian cinema to neuro-diverse (autism spectrum) audience interpretations of Doctor Who.

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Media, Margins and Popular Culture
Editors: Einar Thorsen, Daniel Jackson, Heather Savigny, Jenny Alexander
Published: 2015
Pages: 280
Imprint
: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137512802

Media, Margins and Civic Agency

Edited by Einar Thorsen, Daniel Jackson, Heather Savigny, Jenny Alexander

Media, Margins and Civic Agency brings together new research on contemporary media, politics and power. It explores ways and means through which media can and do empower or dis-empower citizens at the margins – that is, how they act as vehicles of, or obstacles to, civic agency and social change. Here we put the activities of groups and practitioners traditionally seen at the margins at the centre of our focus. This means examining the power relations at play in mediated environments at the margins, by the margins, and for the margins. Authors consider which voices we hear and how should we hear them; from black bloggers to extremist voices to NGOs and citizen voices; the role and function of 'traditional' media through reflection on media policy, and media coverage for example in the reporting of protest around issues such as tax avoidance and Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Media, Margins and Civic Agency

Editors: Einar Thorsen, Daniel Jackson, Heather Savigny, Jenny Alexander
Published: 2015
Pages: 216
Imprint
: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137512635

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