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Hate Speech and Polarization in Participatory Society

Hate Speech and Polarization in Participatory Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Marta Pérez-Escolar, José Manuel Noguera-Vivo
September 30, 2021

This timely volume offers a comprehensive and rigorous overview of the role of communication in the construction of hate speech and polarization in the online and offline arena. Delving into the meanings, implications, contexts, and effects of extreme speech and gated communities in the media ...

Populist Disinformation in Fragmented Information Settings Understanding the Nature and Persuasiveness of Populist and Post-factual Communication

Populist Disinformation in Fragmented Information Settings: Understanding the Nature and Persuasiveness of Populist and Post-factual Communication

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Michael Hameleers
September 30, 2021

In this highly relevant work, Dr. Michael Hameleers illuminates the role of traditional and social media in shaping the political consequences of populism and disinformation in a mediatized era characterized by post-factual relativism and the perseverance of a populist zeitgeist. Using comparative ...

Solidarity in the Media and Public Contention over Refugees in Europe

Solidarity in the Media and Public Contention over Refugees in Europe

1st Edition

By Manlio Cinalli, Hans-Jörg Trenz, Verena Brändle, Olga Eisele, Christian Lahusen
April 13, 2021

This book examines the ‘European refugee crisis’, offering an in-depth comparative analysis of how public attitudes towards refugees and humanitarian dispositions are shaped by political news coverage. An international team of authors address the role of the media in contesting solidarity towards ...

Generational Gaps in Political Media Use and Civic Engagement From Baby Boomers to Generation Z

Generational Gaps in Political Media Use and Civic Engagement: From Baby Boomers to Generation Z

1st Edition

By Kim Andersen, Jakob Ohme, Camilla Bjarnøe, Mats Joe Bordacconi, Erik Albæk, Claes H De Vreese
November 30, 2020

This book investigates news use patterns among five different generations in a time where digital media create a multi-choice media environment. The book introduces the EPIG Model (Engagement-Participation-Information-Generation) to study how different generational cohorts’ exposure to ...

Rhetoric, Fantasy, and the War on Terror

Rhetoric, Fantasy, and the War on Terror

1st Edition

By Vaheed Ramazani
November 17, 2020

Drawing on psychoanalytic and semiotic perspectives, this book examines discourses mediating the global War on Terror, including governmental speeches, legal documents, print and broadcast journalism, and military memoirs. The book argues that these discourses motivate, and are motivated by, a ...

Threat Communication and the US Order after 9/11 Medial Reflections

Threat Communication and the US Order after 9/11: Medial Reflections

1st Edition

Edited By Vanessa Ossa, David Scheu, Lukas R.A. Wilde
October 08, 2020

This volume investigates the perception of threat, with particular regard to the roles, functions, and agencies of various types of media. With a focus on the profound impact of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 on the US-American political, social, and cultural order, the chapters reach ...

Human Rights, Iranian Migrants, and State Media From Media Portrayal to Civil Reality

Human Rights, Iranian Migrants, and State Media: From Media Portrayal to Civil Reality

1st Edition

By Shabnam Moinipour
June 25, 2019

This book offers a detailed analysis of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s approach towards human rights in the media. It looks at the state-owned and state-controlled Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), employing content analysis and multimodal critical discourse analysis to explore its ...

Communicating Populism Comparing Actor Perceptions, Media Coverage, and Effects on Citizens in Europe

Communicating Populism: Comparing Actor Perceptions, Media Coverage, and Effects on Citizens in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Carsten Reinemann, James Stanyer, Toril Aalberg, Frank Esser, Claes H. de Vreese
March 18, 2019

The studies in this volume conceptualize populism as a type of political communication and investigate it comparatively, focusing on (a) politicians’ and journalists’ perceptions, (b) media coverage, and (c) effects on citizens. This book presents findings from several large-scale internationally ...

Digitizing Democracy

Digitizing Democracy

1st Edition

Edited By Aljosha Karim Schapals, Axel Bruns, Brian McNair
October 15, 2018

What are the key challenges facing our increasingly digitized democracy, and how might we as citizens contribute to resolving them? This book explores these questions, adopting a multi-disciplinary approach that combines work from media studies, journalism studies, and political science scholars, ...

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