Representing Communities

Discourse and Contexts

Editors: Sanz Sabido, Ruth (Ed.)

  • Innovation: includes coverage of a wide range of topical issues and their media representation, for example aging and homophobia
  • International focus: offers global perspectives, including analysis of media representation from New Orleans, Russia and the Ukraine
  • Interdisciplinarity: relates the concept of community to media, cultural and discourse research; making links that may not otherwise have been apparent
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About this book

This edited collection offers the latest research into the reproduction of ‘hegemonic’ discourse and the ways in which the description and evaluation of social groups affects their ability to exercise cultural and political autonomy. The book examines the representations of a number of communities and social groups, both within their ‘micro-contexts’, and with reference to the economic, political, social, cultural and technological ‘macro-contexts’ in which they are embedded. The analysis highlights the connections between discourse, power, dominance and social inequality, focusing on patriarchal, capitalist and postcolonial representations and power imbalances. Based on a combination of theoretical and empirical analyses, the collection offers an array of macro-social critiques based on the analysis and critical understanding of contemporary contexts and representations, and how they contribute to political, social, economic and cultural practices.

About the authors

Ruth Sanz Sabido is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at Canterbury Christ Church University, U.K. 

Reviews

“The annual MeCCSA conference is a showcase for the very best in new research and thinking in media, communication and cultural studies in UK universities.  This top class selection from the 2016 conference is a rich and stimulating set of papers, from new work on ‘populism’ to work on gender, colonialism, representations of violence and of ‘ordinary people’. The range and quality of this important collection are a tribute to the continuing vitality and innovation of the field.” (Peter Golding, Emeritus Professor, Northumbria University, UK)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Communities, Discourse and Contexts

    Sanz Sabido, Ruth

    Pages 1-16

  • Constructing Community: Notes on a Slippery Concept

    Cere, Rinella

    Pages 19-34

  • Transforming the Politics of Gender and Voice: Strategies of Expertise and Experience

    Biressi, Anita (et al.)

    Pages 35-53

  • Populism, “Community” and Political Culture: The Revenge of the Liberal Elite

    Price, Stuart

    Pages 55-75

  • Discursive Colonialism: German Settler Communities, Their Media and Infrastructure in Africa, 1898–1914

    Schäfer, Corinna

    Pages 77-93

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65030-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65029-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Representing Communities
Book Subtitle
Discourse and Contexts
Editors
  • Ruth Sanz Sabido
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65030-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65030-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65029-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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