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The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere

Conflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital Networks

Editors: Karatzogianni, Athina, Nguyen, Dennis, Serafinelli, Elisa (Eds.)

  • Tackles questions about political engagement, migration, conflict and crisis communication, and identity construction 
  • Exhaustive range of countries and contexts covered 
  • Illustrates the diversity of media practice and the underlying trends across space and time 
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Bringing together contributions from the fields of sociology, media and cultural studies, arts, politics, science and technology studies, political communication theory and popular culture studies, this volume engages both with theoretical debates and detailed empirical studies, showcasing how the public sphere is transformed by digital media, and in turn how this digital public sphere shapes and is shaped by debates surrounding crisis, conflict, migration and culture. Case studies from Bulgaria, Nigeria, China, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, UK, Mexico and India are discussed in detail. 

About the authors

Athina Karatzogianni is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, UK. Her research focuses on the intersections between new media theory and the use of ICTs by social movements, protest, and insurgency groups. 
Dennis Nguyen is Lecturer for the International Communication and Media programme at the Hogeschool Utrecht, the Netherlands. His research focuses on online public spheres and transnational political discourses in conflict and crisis situations. 
Elisa Serafinelli is Research Associate at the School of Social Sciences, University of Hull, UK.  She completed her PhD at the University of Hull, UK with a research project on smart mobile technologies, visual communication and social practices. 

Reviews

“People are on the move, and so is technology. In this turbulent account of a breath taking global range, we discover a treasure trove of bottom-up case studies on community-based social media use. Using the lens of migration we get a unique insight into diaspora networks and the rise of conflicts in the digital realm. The collected stories prove that the public sphere is no longer a given and is being rebuilt as we speak--on the net.” (Geert Lovink, Researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam)

“Through a series of diverse and intriguing cross disciplinary case studies of digital activism set against the background of migration and austerity this vibrant collection of essays problematises the idea of the digital public sphere. A number of theoretical dilemmas emerge from close studies of activist movements and communities across divergent geographical, political and social contexts: the dynamic of increased capacity for public connection and community building against the increased capacity for surveillance and social control; digital communities or networked individualism; political engagement as material practice as against opinion and belief. What emerges is a demonstration of the nuances of digital activism and the range of disciplinary theoretical resources implicated in the study of the digital public sphere.” (Peter Lunt, Professor Media and Communication, University of Leicester)

“With breathtaking scope both conceptual and geographical, this volume explodes our notion of digital politics. In its comprehensive approach to technology as narratives, users and infrastructures and studying them in crisis and conflict situations, this carefully curated book provokes lively dialogue about risks and opportunities of our contemporary public sphere.” (Jonathan Ong, Lecturer Media and Communication, University of Leicester)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere

    Karatzogianni, Athina (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

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  • The Public Sphere: Migration of Normative Principles and the Digital Construction of Transnational Ethics

    Gak, Martin

    Pages 11-33

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  • The Digital Golden Dawn: Emergence of a Nationalist-Racist Digital Mainstream

    Siapera, Eugenia (et al.)

    Pages 35-59

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  • From Bulletins to Bullets to Blogs and Beyond: The Ongoing Communication War of the Karen

    Green, Geff

    Pages 61-82

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  • Online Content Control, Memory and Community Isolation

    Matos Alves, Artur

    Pages 83-106

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Buy this book

eBook 76,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50456-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 89,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50455-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere
Book Subtitle
Conflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital Networks
Editors
  • Athina Karatzogianni
  • Dennis Nguyen
  • Elisa Serafinelli
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50456-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50456-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50455-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 433
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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