Book launch: Citizen Media and Practice

10 December 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
University of Westminster (The Boardroom)
309 Regent St
Marylebone, London W1B 2HT
Book launch: Citizen Media and Practice @ University of Westminster (The Boardroom) | England | United Kingdom

Join us for the launch of Citizen Media and Practice: Currents, Connections, Challenges – edited by Hilde C. Stephansen and Emiliano Treré (Routledge, 2019).

Organised by the Centre for the Study of Democracy in collaboration with CAMRI.

Speakers: Hilde C. Stephansen (University of Westminster) and Emiliano Treré (Cardiff University).

Discussants: Clemencia Rodríguez (Temple University, US), Nick Couldry (LSE), and Andreas Hepp (University of Bremen).

Chair: Anastasia Kavada (University of Westminster)

Refreshments provided.

About the book:

This groundbreaking collection advances understanding of the concept of media practices by critically interrogating its relevance for the study of citizen and activist media.

Media as practice has emerged as a powerful approach to understanding the media’s significance in contemporary society. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars in sociology, media and communication, social movement and critical data studies, this book stimulates dialogue across previously separate traditions of research on citizen and activist media practices and stakes out future directions for research in this burgeoning interdisciplinary field. Framed by a foreword by Nick Couldry and a substantial introductory chapter by the editors, contributions to the volume trace the roots and appropriations of the concept of media practice in Latin American communication theory; reflect on the relationship between activist agency and technological affordances; explore the relevance of the media practice approach for the study of media activism, including activism that takes media as its central object of struggle; and demonstrate the significance of the media practice approach for understanding processes of mediatization and datafication.

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