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Media hoaxing : the Yes Men and utopian politics

Author: Ian Reilly
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the history, theory, practice, politics, and efficacy of hoaxing through a study of the media activist group the Yes Men. It examines why media hoaxing has emerged as a significant 21st century activist practice and makes a case for the significance of the media hoax as a positive force in the articulation of utopian politics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reilly, Ian, 1978- author.
Media hoaxing
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2018022617
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Reilly
ISBN: 9781498527361 1498527361
OCLC Number: 1043555644
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Hoaxing in context: the dynamics, motives, and unevenness of a ubiquitous cultural practice --
The intersections of hoaxing, journalism, and activism --
Notes on failure: 'an endless dynamic of experimentation and search for synthesis' --
Notes on success: 'it's not the way most people protest' --
'All we needed was a whole new approach': expanding the yes men brand --
Conclusion --
References --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Ian Reilly.

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