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Media and the Politics of Offence

Editors: Graefer, Anne (Ed.)

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  • Develops a nuanced understanding of mediated offence, a highly topical theme in the current cultural and political landscape
  • Sheds light on an underexplored field with diverse theoretical and empirical analyses
  • Goes far beyond a westernised approach by providing cross-cultural insights from international scholars
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This book explores different forms of mediated offence in the context of Trump's America, Brexit Britain, and the rise of far-right movements across the globe. In this political landscape, the so-called ‘right to offend’ is often seen as a legitimate weapon against a ‘political correctness gone mad’ that stifles ‘free speech’. Against the backdrop of these current developments, this book aims to generate a productive dialogue among scholars working in a variety of intellectual disciplines, geographical locations and methodological traditions. The contributors share a concern about the complex and ambiguous nature of offence as well as about the different ways in which this so-called ‘negative affect’ comes to matter in our everyday and socio-political lives. Through a series of instructive case studies of recent media provocations, the authors illustrate how being offended is more than an individual feeling and is, instead, closely tied to political structures and power relations.

About the authors

Anne Graefer is Lecturer in Media Theory at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, UK. She is co-author, with Ranjana Das, of Provocative Screens: Offended Audiences in Britain and Germany (2017).


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction to Media and the Politics of Offence

    Pages 1-20

    Graefer, Anne

  • Political Offensiveness in the Mediated Public Sphere: The Performative Play of Alignments

    Pages 23-46

    Montgomery, Martin (et al.)

  • Creating an Emotional Community: The Negotiation of Anger and Resistance to Donald Trump

    Pages 47-63

    Wahl-Jorgensen, Karin

  • Unruly Women and Carnivalesque Counter-Control: Offensive Humor in Mediated Social Protest

    Pages 65-89

    Graefer, Anne (et al.)

  • Changing Visual Politics in South Africa: Old and New Modes of Exclusion, Protest and Offence

    Pages 91-106

    Kesting, Marietta

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17574-0
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Softcover $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17573-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Media and the Politics of Offence
Editors
  • Anne Graefer
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17574-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17574-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-17573-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 258
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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