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Media Consumption and Public Engagement: Beyond the Presumption of Attention
Book synopsis: Governments in many countries fear voting turnout and political engagement is in terminal decline, threatening the long-term legitimacy of the democratic process. Meanwhile definitionsExpand
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The contribution of media consumption to civic participation.
A national UK survey (N = 1017) examined the association between media consumption and three indicators of civic participation - likelihood of voting, interest in politics, and actions taken inExpand
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Celebrity culture and public connection: Bridge or chasm?
Media and cultural research has an important contribution to make to recent debates about declines in democratic engagement: for example, is celebrity culture a route into democratic engagement forExpand
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Social media, protest cultures and political subjectivities of the Arab spring
This article draws on phenomenological perspectives to present a case against resisting the objectification of cultures of protest and dissent. The generative, self-organizing properties of protestExpand
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Celebrity advocacy and public engagement: The divergent uses of celebrity
This article sounds a cautionary note about the instrumental use of celebrity advocacy to (re)engage audiences in public life. It begins by setting out the steps necessary to achieve publicExpand
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Journalism and Critical Engagement: Naiveté, Embarrassment, and Intelligibility
This article explores the possibility of journalists acting as custodians of critical engagement, drawing on Rancière's conception of dissensus as organized disagreement over the conditions ofExpand
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The political phenomenology of war reporting
Drawing on interviews with war correspondents, editors and political and military personnel, this article investigates the political dimension of the structuration and structuring effects of theExpand
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The Public Connection Project ten years on
Book synopsis: Los trabajos de este libro reunen una serie de experiencias concretas en cinco paises sobre las formas en que las personas, en su vida diaria, se aproximan y apropian de diversosExpand
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Conditions of mediation: phenomenological perspectives on media
Phenomenology has become one of the most important philosophical traditions underpinning recent theory and research on new media, whether or not the word is used explicitly. Conditions of MediationExpand
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