Shaping Abortion Discourse

Author: Myra Marx Ferree
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521793841
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It compares the political process and role of the media using controversy over abortion.

Mediated Politics

Author: W. Lance Bennett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521789769
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Mediated Politics explores the changing media environments in contemporary democracy: the internet, the decline of network news and the daily newspaper; the growing tendency to treat election campaigns as competing product advertisements; the blurring lines between news, ads, and entertainment. By combining new developments in political communication with core questions about politics and policy, a distinguished roster of international scholars offers new perspectives and directions for further study. Several broad questions emerge from the book: with ever-increasing media outlets creating more specialized segments, what happens to broader issues? Are there implications for a sense of community? Should media give people only what they want, or also what they need to be good citizens? These and other tensions created by the changing nature of political communication are covered in sections on the changing public sphere; shifts in the nature of political communication; the new shape of public opinion; transformations of political campaigns; and alterations in citizens' needs and involvement.

Media Practices And Protest Politics

Author: Alice Mattoni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317098773
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How do precarious workers employed in call-centres, universities, the fashion industry and many other labour markets organise, struggle and communicate to become recognised, influential political subjects? "Media Practices and Protest Politics; How Precarious Workers Mobilise" reveals the process by which individuals at the margins of the labour market and excluded from the welfare state communicate and struggle outside the realm of institutional politics to gain recognition in the political sphere. In this important and thought provoking work Alice Mattoni suggests an all-encompassing approach to understanding grassroots political communication in contemporary societies. Using original examples from precarious workers mobilizations in Italy she explores a range of activist media practices and compares different categories of media technologies, organizations and outlets from the printed press to web application and from mainstream to alternative media. Explaining how activists perceive and understand the media environment in which they are embedded the book discusses how they must interact with a diverse range of media professionals and technologies and considers how mainstream, radical left-wing and alternative media represent protests. Media Practices and Protest Politics offers important insights for understanding mechanisms and patterns of visibility in struggles for recognition and redistribution in post-democratic societies and provides a valuable contribution to the field of political communication and social movement studies.

Comparing Political Communication

Author: Frank Esser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521535403
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This volume assesses comparative political communication research and considers potential ways in which it could and should develop. Twenty experts from Europe and the United States offer a unique and comprehensive discussion of the theories, cases, and challenges of comparative research in political communication. The first part discusses the fundamental themes, concepts and methods essential to analyze the effects of modernization and globalization of political communication. The second part offers a broad range of case studies that illustrate the enormous potential of cross-national approaches in many relevant fields of political communication. The third part paves the way for future research by describing the most promising concepts and pressing challenges of comparative political communication. This book is intended to introduce new students to a crucial, dynamic field as well as deepening advanced students' knowledge of its principles and perspectives.

The Sage Handbook Of Political Communication

Author: Holli A Semetko
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1847874398
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This authoritative and comprehensive survey of political communication draws together a team of the world's leading scholars to provide a state-of-the-art review that sets the agenda for future study. It is divided into five sections: Part One: explores the macro-level influences on political communication such as the media industry, new media, technology, and political systems Part Two: takes a grassroots perspective of the influences of social networks - real and online - on political communication Part Three: discusses methodological advances in political communication research Part Four: focuses on power and how it is conceptualized in political communication Part Five: provides an international, regional, and comparative understanding of political communication in its various contexts The SAGE Handbook of Political Communication is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of politics, media and communication, sociology and research methods.

Women S Movements Facing The Reconfigured State

Author: Lee Ann Banaszak
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521012195
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"Women's Movements Facing the Reconfigured State" examines how women's movements have contributed and responded to changes in state powers and policy responsibility in North America and Western Europe. How have women's movements responded as state governments delegated power to transnational organizations like the European Union? Have women's movements facilitated the shifts in state policy responsibilities to subnational governments, independent agencies, and the private sector? The international scholars contributing chapters to this volume identify changes in women's movements that include a greater engagement with the state, specific policy-making ventures and challenges to national governments.

The Structural Transformation Of The Public Sphere

Author: J?rgen Habermas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745692338
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This major work retraces the emergence and development of the Bourgeois public sphere - that is, a sphere which was distinct from the state and in which citizens could discuss issues of general interest. In analysing the historical transformations of this sphere, Habermas recovers a concept which is of crucial significance for current debates in social and political theory. Habermas focuses on the liberal notion of the bourgeois public sphere as it emerged in Europe in the early modern period. He examines both the writings of political theorists, including Marx, Mill and de Tocqueville, and the specific institutions and social forms in which the public sphere was realized. This brilliant and influential work has been widely recognized for many years as a classic of contemporary social and political thought, of interest to students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities.

Pro Life Activists In America

Author: Carol J. C. Maxwell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521669429
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An oral history of pro-life direct activism from the late 1970s through the early 1990s.

Abortion In The United States

Author: Dorothy E. McBride
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840983
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Presents both sides of the debate over abortion in the United States in historical, international, and medical contexts, including summaries and excerpts of historical documents, and data on abortion incidences and practice.