Social Media and Everyday Politics

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

Social Media and Everyday Politics

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

The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics

... Eli Skogerbo, Anders Olof Larsson, Christian Christensen. everyday political
talk in such spaces. Let us unpack this analysis of social media and deliberation
further by outlining exactly why everyday political talk is worthy of our attention.

The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics

Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to experiences beyond the US and UK. This collection tackles this imbalance head-on, compiling cutting-edge research across six continents to provide a comprehensive, global, up-to-date review of recent political uses of social media. Drawing together empirical analyses of the use of social media by political movements and in national and regional elections and referenda, The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics presents studies ranging from Anonymous and the Arab Spring to the Greek Aganaktismenoi, and from South Korean presidential elections to the Scottish independence referendum. The book is framed by a selection of keystone theoretical contributions, evaluating and updating existing frameworks for the social media age.

The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics

significance for gender politics in Australia, Gillard«s prime ministership was
dogged by controversy from the outset: her elevation to ... In contrast, women all
over the world, primarily via social media, applauded Gillard«s stand against
sexism.

The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics

The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics examines the ways in which politics permeates everyday life, from the ordinary interactions we have with others to the sense of belonging and identity developed within social groups and communities. Discrimination, prejudice, inclusion and social change, politics is an on-going process that is not solely the domain of the elected and the powerful. Using a social and political psychological lens to examine how politics is enacted in contemporary societies, the book takes an explicitly critical approach that places political activity within collective processes rather than individual behaviors. While the studies covered in the book do not ignore the importance of the individual, they underscore the need to examine the role of culture, history, ideology and social context as integral to psychological processes. Individuals act, but they do not act in isolation from the groups and societies in which they belong. Drawing on extensive international research, with contributions from leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, the book is divided into three interrelated parts which cover: The politics of intercultural relations Political agency and social change Political discourse and practice Offering insights into how psychology can be applied to some of the most pressing social issues we face, this will be fascinating reading for students of psychology, political science, sociology and cultural studies, as well as anyone working in the area of public policy.

Social Media Parties and Political Inequalities

Social media create large networks that diffuse political messages across
societal strata through “likes,” “shares,” and “retweets” at an ... debate an
academic one, which hardly helps to understand, explain, and inform everyday
politics.

Social Media  Parties  and Political Inequalities

This book examines how social media have transformed politics in established democracies. Specifically, the authors examine the influence of the unique qualities of social media on the power balance between and within parties. They present a general theory as well as an in-depth case study of the Netherlands and compare it to the US and European democracies. The authors show how and why social media's introduction leads to equalization for some and normalization for others. Additional to national politics, Jacobs and Spierings investigate often-overlooked topics such as local and European politics and the impact on women and ethnic minorities.

Social Media and Political Accountability

existing political power relations online, i.e. those that 'have' continue to dominate
” (Gibson 2015, p. 191). ... information available on social media makes the
understanding of everyday politics and parliamentary dynamics easier. For this ...

Social Media and Political Accountability

This book illustrates how social media platforms enable us to understand everyday politics and evaluates the extent to which they can foster accountability, transparency and responsiveness. The first part focuses on accountability and tests whether the offline behavior of politicians is consistent with their online declarations, showing that textual analysis of politicians’ messages is useful to explain phenomena such as endorsements, party splits and appointments to cabinet. The second part concerns responsiveness. By means of sentiment analysis, it investigates the shape of the interaction between citizens and politicians determining whether politicians’ behavior is influenced by the pressure exerted on social media both on policy and non-policy issues. Finally, the book evaluates whether a responsive behavior is successful in restoring online political trust, narrowing the gap between voters and political elites. The book will be of use to students, scholars and practitioners interested in party organization, intra-party politics, legislative politics, social media analysis and political communication, as well as politicians themselves.

Handbook of Digital Politics

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Handbook of Digital Politics

It would be difficult to imagine how a development as world-changing as the emergence of the Internet could have taken place without having some impact upon the ways in which politics is expressed, conducted, depicted and reflected upon. The Handbook o

The Everyday Politics of Labour

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The Everyday Politics of Labour

On the attitude of working class labor in Tamil Nadu and the informal economics of the area; some articles with reference to textile workers of Tamil Nadu; a study.

Understanding Community Media

In empirical terms, a polymorphic ensemble of small-scale, grassroots media
implemented in diverse contextual ... of the political in the realm of everyday life
as another terrain of social and political struggle, citizens' media practices are
more ...

Understanding Community Media

A text that reveals the value and significance of community media in an era of global communication With contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines community-based media from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives. More than 30 original essays provide an incisive and timely analysis of the relationships between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community. Key Features Provides vivid examples of community and alternative media initiatives from around the world Explores a wide range of media institutions, forms, and practices—community radio, participatory video, street newspapers, Independent Media Centers, and community informatics Offers cutting-edge analysis of community and alternative media with original essays from new, emerging, and established voices in the field Takes a multidimensional approach to community media studies by highlighting the social, economic, cultural, and political significance of alternative, independent, and community-oriented media organizations Enters the ongoing debates regarding the theory and practice of community media in a comprehensive and engaging fashion Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Community Media, Alternative Media, Media & Social Change, Communication & Culture, and Participatory Communication in the departments of communication, media studies, sociology, and cultural studies.

American Government and Politics Today 2015 2016

Based on review feedback, we include a strong emphasis on the power of
modern social media and its ability to engage citizens with one another, as well
as to connect ... New features such as “Everyday Politics” and “What Would You
Do?

American Government and Politics Today 2015 2016

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and modern coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. The book provides the knowledge that allows students to make informed choices, encourages them to play an active role in the decision-making process, and promotes their enthusiastic participation in the world around them by providing the tools they need to get involved. The 2015-2016 edition's updates include in-depth coverage of the midterm 2014 elections. The book is also available without policy chapters. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government and Politics Today No Separate Policy Chapters Version 2015 2016 Edition with MindTap Political Science Printed Access Card

Based on review feedback, we include a strong emphasis on the power of
modern social media and its ability to engage citizens with one another, as well
as to connect ... New features such as “Everyday Politics” and “What Would You
Do?

American Government and Politics Today  No Separate Policy Chapters Version  2015 2016 Edition  with MindTap Political Science Printed Access Card

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and modern coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. The book provides the knowledge that allows students to make informed choices, encourages them to play an active role in the decision-making process, and promotes their enthusiastic participation in the world around them by providing the tools they need to get involved. The 2015-2016 edition's updates include in-depth coverage of the midterm 2014 elections. This version has no separate policy chapters. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Everyday Politics of Migration Crisis in Poland

This book explores attitudes towards migrants and refugees from North Africa and the Middle East during the so-called migration crisis in 2015-2016 in Poland.

The Everyday Politics of Migration Crisis in Poland

This book explores attitudes towards migrants and refugees from North Africa and the Middle East during the so-called migration crisis in 2015-2016 in Poland. Beginning with an examination of Polish government policy and the discursive construction of refugees in the media, politics and popular culture, it argues that they identified refugees with Muslims, who were deemed to pose a threat to the Polish nation. This analysis establishes the Islamophobic public discourse which is shown to be variously reproduced, negotiated and contested in the nuanced study of Polish attitudes which follows. Drawing on original qualitative research and constructivist theory, the book examines differing stances towards refugees in the context of the lay understanding of the Polish nation and its boundaries. In doing so it demonstrates the influence of discourses that draw on an exclusionary concept of national identity and the potential for them to be mobilised against immigrants. This timely, theory-based case study will provide a valuable resource for students and scholars of Central and Eastern European politics, nationalism, race, migration and refugee studies.

Rule breakers Why Being There Trumps Being Fair in Ireland

We saw in Chapter 5 the importance placed on face-to-face communication in
everyday political culture. Despite the increasing use of social media and
technology, Irish voters still like to be asked for their vote. They also Rewriting
rules.

Rule breakers     Why    Being There    Trumps    Being Fair    in Ireland

Ireland is a nation on a value system that equates ‘being good’ with ‘being there for each other’. As a society we favour ‘minding our own’ over ‘doing what we’re told’. So far, so Irish. It’s become a commonplace to refer to the excesses of the Celtic Tiger years as an aberration, the product of a short-lived and inexplicable mania for cheap credit and unregulated consumption. But what if the roots of Ireland’s economic crisis ran far deeper than the property boom or the hubris of the establishment elites who enabled it? In this, a ground-breaking survey of the Irish national character from its colonial history to its current day dramas, acclaimed sociologist Niamh Hourigan draws on a wealth of new and compelling research to reveal the fundamental conflict at the heart of the Irish society: that between our traditional faith in the politics of intimacy, all handshakes and favours, and the ruling systems in which we’ve invested power. The Ireland that emerges from her research is a country where outcomes are decided by who rather than what you know, and where – for good or for bad – rules are very much made to be broken. ‘Probing, perceptive and highly readable exploration of the Irish value system’ J. J. Lee, New York University ‘Compulsively readable’ Kathy Sheridan, The Irish Times ‘Lucid, engaging and persuasive … every politician should read this – and so should every voter’ Colin Murphy, The Guarantee

Politicians Personal Image and the Construction of Political Identity

That is also why the 'staged' self (or media persona) of the politician is believed to
hide a 'real' self. ... literature to focus on structural factors by adopting a social
ontology that also includes equal attention to individual agency (individual
politicians in this case). ... And what is the role of self-presentation in everyday
politics, as opposed to during election times, for politicians who might be located
at different ...

Politicians  Personal Image and the Construction of Political Identity

Is the media obsession with image leading to a degeneration of politics? Are politicians more concerned with their appearances than with policy substance? Through the evidence provided by over 50 interviews with politicians across the UK and Italy - local councillors, MPs and MEPs - this book provides a very different picture of the world of politics than the one we often cynically imagine. By relying on extensive excerpts from frank and colorful conversations with the interviewees, the analysis develops a new multidisciplinary model to understand the 'mediatization' of politics and the way the personal image of elected representatives is constructed in the age of interconnectedness.

Majority Cultures and the Everyday Politics of Ethnic Difference

More recently media reports have depicted the English countryside as the site of
training camps for allegedly ' home - grown ... My participation in these events
formed the basis for my understanding of the relationships and social networks
that ...

Majority Cultures and the Everyday Politics of Ethnic Difference

Examining the ways in which majority Western cultures govern, represent and exclude those that are considered to be ethically "other," this book asks what is the impact of globalization, governance and Western immigration controls on the construction of the majority "self" and the minority "other"?

The Citizen Marketer

Particularly among segments of the left that have identified neoliberal market logics and consumer capitalist structures as a major focus of political struggle -- .

The Citizen Marketer

"This book looks at the phenomenon of the citizen marketer. The citizen marketer is guided by the logics of marketing practice, but, rather than being passive, actively circulates persuasive media to advance political interests. Such practices include using protest symbols in social media profiles, tweeting links to news articles to raise awareness about issues, sharing politically-charged internet memes, and displaying merchandise that promotes a favored electoral candidate or cause. These practices signal an important shift in how political participation is conceptualized and performed in advanced capitalist democratic societies, as they inject political ideas into popular culture. The book argues that citizens view such activities with regard to how they may shape or influence outcomes, and as statements of personal identity. Marketing is a dirty word in certain critical circles, particularly among segments of the left that have identified neoliberal market logics as a focus of political struggle. At the same time, some of these critics have pushed back against the forces of neoliberal capitalism by co-opting its marketing and advertising techniques to spread counter-hegemonic ideas to the public. Accordingly, this book argues that the citizen marketer approach is a means of promoting a wide range of political ideas, including those that are broadly critical of elite uses of marketing in capitalist societies. The book includes an extensive historical treatment of citizen-level political promotion in modern democratic societies, connecting contemporary digital practices to both the 19th century tradition of mass political spectacle as well as more informal, culturally-situated forms of political expression that emerge from postwar countercultures"--

Affective Publics

Affective Publics explores how storytelling practices on Twitter facilitate affective engagement for publics tuning into a current issue or event by employing three case studies: Arab Spring movements, various iterations of Occupy, and ...

Affective Publics

Over the past few decades, we have witnessed the growth of movements using digital means to connect with broader interest groups and express their points of view. These movements emerge out of distinct contexts and yield different outcomes, but tend to share one thing in common: online and offline solidarity shaped around the public display of emotion. Social media facilitate feelings of engagement, in ways that frequently make people feel re-energized about politics. In doing so, media do not make or break revolutions but they do lend emerging, storytelling publics their own means for feeling their way into events, frequently by making those involved a part of the developing story. Technologies network us but it is our stories that connect us to each other, making us feel close to some and distancing us from others. Affective Publics explores how storytelling practices facilitate engagement among movements tuning into a current issue or event by employing three case studies: Arab Spring movements, various iterations of Occupy, and everyday casual political expressions as traced through the archives of trending topics on Twitter. It traces how affective publics materialize and disband around connective conduits of sentiment every day and find their voice through the soft structures of feeling sustained by societies. Using original quantitative and qualitative data, Affective Publics demonstrates, in this groundbreaking analysis, that it is through these soft structures that affective publics connect, disrupt, and feel their way into everyday politics.

Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics

Weiser envisioned computers that are integrated “seamlessly into the world” and
thereby can become a natural part of everyday life. In 1991, Weiser presented his
vision of ubiquitous computing in the article “The Computers for the 21st ...

Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics

The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics and the amazing transformations that social media use is rendering in other political systems heretofore resistant to democratization and change. In a time when social media are revolutionizing and galvanizing politics in the United States and around the world, this encyclopedia is a must-have reference. It reflects the changing landscape of politics where old modes and methods of political communication from elites to the masses (top down) and from the masses to elites (bottom up) are being displaced rapidly by social media, and where activists are building new movements and protests using social media to alter mainstream political agendas. Key Features This three-volume A-to-Z encyclopedia set includes 600 short essays on high-interest topics that explore social media’s impact on politics, such as “Activists and Activism,” “Issues and Social Media,” “Politics and Social Media,” and “Popular Uprisings and Protest.” A stellar array of world renowned scholars have written entries in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of social media by political candidates in this country, as well as the use of social media in protests overseas Unique to this book is a detailed appendix with material unavailable anywhere else tracking and illustrating social media usage by U.S. Senators and Congressmen. This encyclopedia set is a must-have general, non-technical resource for students and researchers who seek to understand how the changes in social networking through social media are affecting politics, both in the United States and in selected countries or regions around the world.

Social Media Social Movements

Social Media, Social Movements offers a detailed investigation of this complicated and often messy relationship, examining how activists employ digital tools, how they resist and change them, and how social movements perceive digital media ...

Social Media  Social Movements

From the Arab Spring to Black Lives Matter, from Occupy to extremist and fascist groups, activists use digital media to coordinate, share information, document actions, and send messages of support, solidarity, opposition, and resistance. At the same time, activists are often suspicious of how digital technology is used by authorities and government bodies for surveillance, censorship, and profiling. Social Media, Social Movements offers a detailed investigation of this complicated and often messy relationship, examining how activists employ digital tools, how they resist and change them, and how social movements perceive digital media's benefits and drawbacks. Drawing on fieldwork carried out at protest sites in the USA, Australia, Greece, and Tunisia, observations from demonstrations, interviews with activists, and analysis of digital material produced by social movements, Social Media, Social Movements brings together perspectives from those in the movement and on the ground (including those who might actively avoid using digital media) and those involved in and representing the movements online. Building on this innovative combined methodology, researcher-activists Sky Croeser and Tim Highfield reflect critically on their own roles as researchers, exploring research relationships to activist practices, social media platforms, and the politics and privilege of academia.

Personal Media and Everyday Life

Political Communication 21(2): 223–242. van den Hooff, B. & De Ridder, J. A. (
2004) 'Knowledge sharing in context: The ... (2001) Culture and Politics in the
Information Age. ... Social networks, participation and community commitment'.

Personal Media and Everyday Life

This book addresses the widespread use of digital personal media in daily life. With a sociological and historical perspective, it explores the media-enhanced individualization and rationalization of the lifeworld, discussing the dramatic mediatization of daily life and calling on theorists such as McLuhan, Habermas and Goffman.