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Twitter, the Public Sphere, and the Chaos of Online Deliberation

Editors: Bouvier, Gwen, Rosenbaum, Judith E. (Eds.)

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  • Brings together an international range of methodological and theoretical approaches around one core question
  • Questions whether social media can provide a solid platform for civic conversations
  • Provides an introduction to the current landscape of research surrounding Twitter and political communication
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This volume provides a critical view of the nature and quality of political and civic communication on Twitter. The introduction lays out the current state of research, showing the continuum of views, from the more optimistic to more pessimistic, regarding the platform’s potential to facilitate civic conversations. The eleven empirical case studies in the book provide new insights, addressing a variety of topics through a diverse array of methodological approaches. Together, the chapters provide a counter position to recent studies that offer more celebratory assessments of Twitter’s potential. The book draws attention to the chaotic, insular, uncivil, and emotionally charged nature of debate and communication on Twitter.

About the authors

Gwen Bouvier is Professor in the Department of English, School of International Studies at Zhejiang University, China.

Judith E. Rosenbaum is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine, USA.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Communication in the Age of Twitter: The Nature of Online Deliberation

    Pages 1-22

    Bouvier, Gwen (et al.)

  • Going “Rogue”: National Parks, Discourses of American Identity and Resistance on Twitter

    Pages 25-51

    Marras Tate, Joanne (et al.)

  • Political Candidates’ Discussions on Twitter During Election Season: A Network Approach

    Pages 53-78

    Vergeer, Maurice

  • #PeoplesVoteMarch or #LosersVoteMarch? Tracing the Collective Identity of a Post-Brexit Referendum Movement on Twitter

    Pages 79-98

    Vrikki, Photini

  • Civic Debate and Self-Care: Black Women’s Community Care Online

    Pages 101-120

    Maragh-Lloyd, Raven

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Twitter, the Public Sphere, and the Chaos of Online Deliberation
Editors
  • Gwen Bouvier
  • Judith E. Rosenbaum
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41421-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41421-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41420-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 340
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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