Major New Book on Global Media and Activism

A New Book edited by Graham Meikle, published by Routledge

The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism has just been published, and features four CAMRI researchers. Edited by Graham Meikle, its 42 original chapters include contributions by Christian Fuchs, Anastasia Kavada and Miriyam Aouragh. The book’s many expert contributors examine the tactics and strategies of protest movements, and how activists use media to organize themselves and each other. They investigate the dilemmas of media coverage and the creation of alternative media spaces and platforms. And they emphasize the importance of creativity and art in social change. With case studies and contributors from six continents, the collection is organized around themes that address past, present and future developments in this vital and exciting area.

‘This insightful and extraordinarily wide-ranging collection offers an essential insight into both media and activism across the spectrum of political views. It draws on some of the best younger researchers and writers and puts their work into conversation with some of the best-established voices that have been analyzing movements and media for the last 30 years.’ Professor Tim Jordan, University of Sussex

Media and Activism is available now from Routledge

 

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Graham Meikle

About

Graham Meikle is Professor of Communication and Digital Media. His most recent books are The Internet of Things (with Mercedes Bunz, 2017) and The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism (editor, 2018). He is also the author of Social Media (2016), Media Convergence (with Sherman Young, 2012), Interpreting News (2009) and Future Active (2002), and co-editor of News Online (2011). Since joining Westminster in 2013, he has launched its BA in Digital Media and Communication, and its MA in Social Media, Culture and Society. Graham is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and teaches core undergraduate and Master's modules every year. Before Westminster, Graham was a senior lecturer at the University of Stirling in Scotland (2007-13) and Macquarie University in Sydney (1999-2007). He has a PhD in Media & Communication, and a Master’s in Media, Technology & Law, both from Macquarie University. Graham also has an MA (Hons) in English Literature from Edinburgh University. In a past life, he taught English in Japan, Ecuador, Spain and Australia. Graham welcomes enquiries from prospective postgraduates about supervising doctoral research projects on cultural aspects of the internet.

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