220 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
As individuals incorporate new forms of media into their daily routines, these media transform individuals’ engagement with networks of heterogeneous actors. Using the concept of media practices, this volume looks at processes of social and political transformation in diverse regions of the world to argue that media change and social change converge on a redefinition of the relations of individuals to larger collective bodies. To this end, contributors examine new collective actors emerging in the public arena through digital media or established actors adjusting to a diversified communication environment. The book offers an important contribution to a vibrant, transdisciplinary, and international field of research emerging at the intersections of communication, performance and social movement studies.
Susanne Foellmer, Margreth Lünenborg, Christoph Raetzsch
Media Practices, Social Movements, and Performativity: Transdisciplinary Approaches
Part I: Framing Media Practices: Theoretical Perspectives
1. From Public Sphere to Performative Publics: Developing Media Practice as an Analytic Model
Margreth Lünenborg/ Christoph Raetzsch
2. Reframing Modes of Resistance: Performing and Choreographing Protest Through Media Practices
Susanne Foellmer/ Matthias Warstat
Part II: Approaching Media Practices: Mobilities – Movements – Interventions
3. Mobilising the homeless? A proposal for the concept of banal mobilisation
4. Gezi Uprising: Performative Democracy and Politics of the Body in an Extended Space of Appearance
5.Mobilise, justify, accuse – the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood strategies in the context of changing media practices
6. The Mechanics of Signification – Making the Story of Embros
Gigu Argyropoulou/ Natascha Siouzouli
7. "Narco Culture" and Media Practices: Negotiating Gender Identities in Contexts of Violence
Teresa Orozco Martínez/ Martha Zapata Galindo
8. Performing fragmented realities: Interventionist media practice by LIGNA, Rimini Protokoll and plan b
9. Succession or Cessation: The Challenge of New Media for the Japan-Korea Solidarity Movement
Afterword: A precarious dance, a derivative sociality
Cultural and media studies are now well-established as important academic disciplines and are inspiring new research into a wide range of pertinent issues. This series presents outstanding research in these subjects, helping to shape the direction of future inquiry.
To submit a proposal for this series, please contact:
Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies