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The political web : media, participation and alternative democracy

Author: Peter Dahlgren
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As democracy encounters increasing difficulties, many citizens are turning to the domain of alternative politics, and in so doing, making considerable use of the Web and other new communication technologies. Clearly this is having significant impact, and we see that new modes of political participation and even political cultures are emerging. Yet, we would be foolish to expect some simple 'techno-fix' for  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dahlgren
ISBN: 9781137326379 1137326379 9781137326362 1137326360
OCLC Number: 841892789
Description: vi, 195 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Politics and Participation on the Web: 1. Democracy, participation and media connections; 2. Force-fields of the web environment --
Part II. Evolving Forms and Practices: 3. The Occupy Wall Street: discursive strategies and fields; 4. Online public intellectuals; 5. Web journalism and civic cosmopolitanism: professional vs. participatory ideals --
Part III. Critical Approaches: 6. The civic and subject and media-based agency; 7. Critical media research: something old, new, and unfinished.
Responsibility: Peter Dahlgren, Lund University, Sweden.
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