Visual Political Communication

Visual Political Communication

Edited by Anastasia Veneti, Daniel Jackson, and Darren G. Lilleker

This book offers a theoretically driven, empirically grounded survey of the role visual communication plays in political culture, enabling a better understanding of the significance and impact visuals can have as tools of political communication. The advent of new media technologies have created new ways of producing, disseminating and consuming visual communication, the book hence explores the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of visual political communication in the digital age, and how visual communication is employed in a number of key settings. The book is intended as a specialist reading and teaching resource for courses on media, politics, citizenship, activism, social movements, public policy, and communication.

The publication features 14 contributions from 21 academics across the globe. It presents a range of disciplinary perspectives on visual political communication, including the fields of computer science, (digital) media studies, journalism studies and political science. 


 “This book is an innovative and timely collection that will soon become central to research and teaching on visual, digital and political communication. Through an original combination of theoretical reflections, methodological recommendations and empirical findings, this volume offers an usually well-rounded approach to exploring the relationship between visual images, digital technologies, and political practices. The collection’s cutting-edge case studies make for an especially exciting read and convincingly demonstrate the power of the visual in top-down and bottom-up politics alike.” (Giorgia Aiello, Associate Professor in Media and Communication, University of Leeds, UK)

“At a time when political communication is increasingly dominated by visual imagery, this ground-breaking volume makes an essential intervention. It provides a comprehensive, engaging, provocative and wide range of contributions that advance knowledge in this sorely neglected, but increasingly vital area of research, and help us understand everything from the rise of Donald Trump to the strategies of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.” (Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University, UK) 

Anastasia Veneti is Senior Lecturer in Marketing Communications at Bournemouth University, UK.

Daniel Jackson is Associate Professor of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK, and member of IAMCR.

Darren G. Lilleker is Associate Professor in Political Communication at Bournemouth University, UK, and member of IAMCR.

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

Title: Visual Political Communication
Editors: Anastasia Veneti, Daniel Jackson, and Darren G. Lilleker
Published: 2019
Pages: 288
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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