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Visual Political Communication

Editors: Veneti, Anastasia, Jackson, Daniel, Lilleker, Darren G. (Eds.)

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  • The first comprehensive work that focuses on the various ramifications of the visual in political communication
  • Explores all four dimensions of the role of the visual in political communication (theory/method, campaigning, governance, citizens’ use)
  • Represents an exemplary compilation of work conducted by pioneers in the field
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About this Textbook

This book offers a theoretically driven, empirically grounded survey of the role visual communication plays in political culture, enabling a better understanding of the significance and impact visuals can have as tools of political communication. The advent of new media technologies have created new ways of producing, disseminating and consuming visual communication, the book hence explores the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of visual political communication in the digital age, and how visual communication is employed in a number of key settings. The book is intended as a specialist reading and teaching resource for courses on media, politics, citizenship, activism, social movements, public policy, and communication.

About the authors

Anastasia Veneti is Senior Lecturer in Marketing Communications at Bournemouth University, UK. Her research lays at the intersection of media and politics, including (visual) political communication, digital political campaigning, media framing, protests and social movements, and photojournalism. She is Convenor of the Centre for Politics and Media Research at Bournemouth University.

Daniel Jackson is Associate Professor of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK. His research broadly explores the intersection of media and democracy, including news coverage of politics, the construction of news, political communication, and political talk in online environments. He is Convenor of the Journalism Research Group at Bournemouth University.

Darren G. Lilleker is Associate Professor in Political Communication at Bournemouth University, UK. His expertise is in public engagement in politics, and he has published widely on the professionalisation and marketisation of political communication. He is editor of the Palgrave Macmillan series Political Communication and Campaigning.

Reviews

“This book is an innovative and timely collection that will soon become central to research and teaching on visual, digital and political communication. Through an original combination of theoretical reflections, methodological recommendations and empirical findings, this volume offers an usually well-rounded approach to exploring the relationship between visual images, digital technologies, and political practices. The collection’s cutting-edge case studies make for an especially exciting read and convincingly demonstrate the power of the visual in top-down and bottom-up politics alike.” (Giorgia Aiello, Associate Professor in Media and Communication, University of Leeds, UK)

“At a time when political communication is increasingly dominated by visual imagery, this ground-breaking volume makes an essential intervention. It provides a comprehensive, engaging, provocative and wide range of contributions that advance knowledge in this sorely neglected, but increasingly vital area of research, and help us understand everything from the rise of Donald Trump to the strategies of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.” (Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University, UK) 

“The theme image vs. substance is still questioning today’s scholars in the digital age. In Visual Political Communication, the contributors respond with a mighty effort to explore the dynamics of visual communication and the political process. The result is an in-depth analysis of the various ramifications of the visual in political communication, in campaigns and in government that sheds light into many disquieting phenomena we notice in modern politics worldwide.” (Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Professor of Political Communication, University of Milan, Italy)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Visual Political Communication

    Pages 1-13

    Lilleker, Darren G. (et al.)

  • The Digital Transformation of Visual Politics

    Pages 17-36

    Messaris, Paul

  • The Power of Visual Political Communication: Pictorial Politics Through the Lens of Communication Psychology

    Pages 37-51

    Lilleker, Darren G.

  • The Interdisciplinary Roots and Digital Branches of Visual Political Communication Research

    Pages 53-73

    Gerodimos, Roman

  • Visual Methods for Political Communication Research: Modes and Affordances

    Pages 75-95

    Pauwels, Luc

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18729-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18728-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visual Political Communication
Editors
  • Anastasia Veneti
  • Daniel Jackson
  • Darren G. Lilleker
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18729-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18729-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-18728-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 288
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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