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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

Media and the Government of Populations

Communication, Technology, Power

Authors: Dearman, Philip, Greenfield, Cathy, Williams, Peter

  • Applies an interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between communication and politics in the twenty-first century and earlier
  • Examines both ‘old' and 'new' media’, as well as other communication contexts and practices important in society and politics
  • Contributes to arguments about how communication literary impacts power and the lives of specific populations
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  • Due: August 11, 2018
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About this book

The book provides a consolidated focus on populations, government and media. In highlighting the focus on population and government to make a case for the generativity of this approach to communication media. It outlines a case for taking note of the connections, often unlikely, between communication media practices and the ways in which the dispositions, capacities and activities of various populations are formed, shaped and regulated. It describes such connections as they exist now but also in different times and places, revisiting earlier histories of print, of broadcast, of telegraphic and other media.
Underpinning the book are some central categories which bring a fresh perspective to some familiar histories. However the objective is not to theorise communication and media (or what we see as inseparable ‘communication media’) but to provide a wide variety of examples, both contemporary and from earlier times, and from a range of countries, of the connections between communication media practices and the formative governing of specific populations.  In doing this, the book aims to empirically demonstrate the value of considering communication in terms of the government of populations.  

About the authors

Philip Dearman lectures in Media and Politics and manages the undergraduate Journalism Program at RMIT University, Australia. 
Cathy Greenfield is Associate Professor of Communication at RMIT University, Australia.

Peter Williams was an Associate of RMIT University, Australia where for many years he taught the RMIT Honours level course ‘Communication Revolutions and Cultural Forms’.

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eBook $74.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 11, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-34773-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 11, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-34772-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Media and the Government of Populations
Book Subtitle
Communication, Technology, Power
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34773-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34772-5
Edition Number
1
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