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Transnational Protests and the Media


Cottle, SR and Lester, EA, Transnational Protests and the Media, Peter Lang, New York, pp. 352. ISBN 978-1-4331-0985-0 (2011) [Edited Book]


In what ways can mediated transnational protests express, however emergently or imperfectly, «global civil society» and «global citizenship»? How, in an increasingly fragmented and multilayered communications environment, can they contribute to a «global public sphere»? This book explores these and other major questions, examining protests and their transactions within and through today's complex circuits of communications and media worldwide. With contributions from leading theorists and researchers, this cutting-edge collection discusses protests focusing on war and peace, economy and trade, ecology and climate change, as well as political struggles for civil and human rights, including the Arab uprisings. At its core is a desire to better understand activists' innovative uses of media and communications within a rapidly changing media environment, and how this is altering relations of communication power around the globe.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Media studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The media
UTAS Author:Cottle, SR (Professor Simon Cottle)
UTAS Author:Lester, EA (Professor Libby Lester)
ID Code:71652
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2011-07-28
Last Modified:2011-08-10

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