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Mediation and Protest Movements

Bart Cammaerts, Alice Mattoni and Patrick McCurdy (eds)
Intellect Books (11 April 2013)

Over the past year, international and national media have been full of stories about protest movements and tumultuous social upheaval from Tunisia to California. But scholars have not yet fully addressed the connection between these movements and the media and communication channels through which their messages spread.

Correcting that imbalance, Mediation and Protest Movements explores the nature of the relationship between protest movements, media representation, and communication strategies and tactics.

By covering online and offline contexts, as well as mainstream and alternative media, Mediation and Protest Movements bridges the gap between social-movement theory and media and communication studies, making this an important text for students and scholars of the media and social change.

  • Dr Bart Cammaerts is senior lecturer and director of the PhD programme in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.

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