9780745691350

Social Media and Everyday Politics

Tim Highfield


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780745691350
Published: April 2016

Price: $37.95

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From selfies and memes to hashtags and parodies, social media are used for mundane and personal expressions of political commentary, engagement, and participation. The coverage of politics reflects the social mediation of everyday life, where individual experiences and thoughts are documented and shared online.

In Social Media and Everyday Politics, Tim Highfield examines political talk as everyday occurrences on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Tumblr, Instagram, and more. He considers the personal and the political, the serious and the silly, and the everyday within the extraordinary, as politics arises from seemingly banal and irreverent topics. The analysis features international examples and evolving practices, from French blogs to Vines from Australia, via the Arab Spring, Occupy, #jesuischarlie, Eurovision, #blacklivesmatter, Everyday Sexism, and #illridewithyou.

This timely book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars in media and communications, internet studies, and political science, as well as general readers keen to understand our contemporary media and political contexts

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9780745691350
  • Published: April 2016
  • Publisher: Polity Press
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Width (mm): 161
  • Height (mm): 228
  • Depth (mm): 18
  • Weight (g): 336

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