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Affective politics of digital media, propaganda by other means, edited by Megan Boler and Elizabeth Davis

Label
Affective politics of digital media, propaganda by other means, edited by Megan Boler and Elizabeth Davis
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Affective politics of digital media
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
edited by Megan Boler and Elizabeth Davis
Sub title
propaganda by other means
Summary
"This interdisciplinary, international collection examines how sophisticated digital practices and technologies exploit and capitalize on emotions, with particular focus on how social media are used to exacerbate social conflicts surrounding racism, misogyny and nationalism. Radically expanding the study of media and political communications, this book bridges humanities and social sciences to explore affective information economies: how emotions are being weaponized within mediatized political landscapes. The chapters cover a wide range of topics: how clickbait, "fake news," and right-wing actors deploy and weaponize emotion; new theoretical directions for understanding affect, algorithms, and public spheres; and how the wedding of big data and behavioral science enable new frontiers of propaganda, as seen in the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal. The collection includes original interviews with luminary media scholars and journalists. The book features contributions from established and emerging scholars of communications, media studies, affect theory, journalism, policy studies, gender studies, and critical race studies, to address questions of concern to scholars, journalists, and students in these fields and beyond"--, Provided by publisher
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