Citizen Media and Public Spaces: Diverse Expressions of Citizenship and Dissent

Mona Baker, Bolette Blaagaard, Hilde Stephansen, Sandra Ponzansi, Stuart Allan, Jenny Hughes, Simon Parry, Evgenia Nim, Luis Perez-Gonzalez, Sara Beretta, Stine Ejsing-Dunn, Astrid Nordin, Lilie Chouliaraki, Julia Rone, Karen Cross

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Citizen Media and Public Spaces presents a pioneering exploration of citizen media as a highly interdisciplinary domain that raises vital political, social and ethical issues relating to conceptions of citizenship and state boundaries, the construction of publics and social imaginaries, processes of co-optation and reverse co-optation, power and resistance, the ethics of witnessing and solidarity, and novel responses to the democratic deficit. Framed by a substantial introduction by the editors, the twelve contributions to the volume interrogate the concept of citizen media theoretically and empirically, and offer detailed case studies that extend from the UK to Russia and Bulgaria and from China to Denmark and the liminal spaces within which a growing number of refugees now live. A rich new domain of scholarship and practice emerges out of the studies presented. Citizen media is shown to embrace both physical and digital interventions in public space, as well as the sets of values and agendas that influence and drive the practices and discourses through which individuals and collectives position themselves within and in relation to society and participate in the creation of diverse publics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York and London
Number of pages238
ISBN (Print)9781138847644 / 9781138847651 / 9781315726632
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

Publication series

NameCritical Perspectives on Citizen Media


  • citizen media
  • public space
  • citizenship
  • media
  • dissent


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