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Media and revolt, strategies and performances from the 1960s to the present, edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Erling Sivertsen, and Rolf Werenskjold

In what ways have social movements attracted the attention of the mass media since the sixties? How have activists influenced public attention via visual symbols, images, and protest performances in that period? And how do mass media cover and frame specific protest issues? Drawing on contributions from media scholars, historians, and sociologists, this volume explores the dynamic interplay between social movements, activists, and mass media from the 1960s to the present. It introduces the most relevant theoretical approaches to such issues and offers a variety of case studies ranging from print media, film, and television to Internet and social media. Kathrin Fahlenbrach is Professor for Media and Communication Studies at Hamburg University, Germany. Her publications on protest movements and media include a book on visual protest of the student movement in mass media. Together with Martin Klimke and Joachim Scharloth, she is editor of the series "Protest, Culture, and Society" (Berghahn Books, New York/Oxford). Erling Sivertsen is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Media and Journalism, Volda University College, Norway. He teaches Media Studies and Photojournalism. Sivertsen is a sociologist who has published several studies on the media and politicians, media and banks, and on photography and mobile communication in journalism. Rolf Werenskjold is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Media and Journalism, Volda University College, Norway. He teaches Media Studies and Media History. He is a historian and media scholar who has published several studies on the media and 1968, modern American history, and Norwegian foreign news journalism during the Cold War.--, Provided by Publisher
Table of contents
Introduction: media and protest movements / Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Erling Sivertsen, and Rolf Werenskjold -- Systematic approaches to protest and media. Changes of protest groups? media strategies from a long-term perspective / Dieter Rucht -- Framing collective action / Bert Klanderman -- Demonstrations, protest, and communication: changing media landscapes, changing media practices / Ralph Negrine -- Culture and protest in media frames / Baldwin Van Gorp -- When journalists frame the news / Sigurd Allern -- Protest in the mass media around 1968: print, film, and television. Constructing a media image of the Sessantotto: the framing of the Italian protest movement in 1968 / Stuart Hilwig -- Photos in frames or frames in photos? the global 1968 revolts in three Norwegian dailies / Rolf Werenskjold and Erling Sivertsen -- Revolt in photos: the French May 68 in the student and mainstream press / Antigoni Memou -- Guarding news for the movement: Guardian and the Vietnam War, 1954-1970 / Naoko Koda -- From "We shall overcome" to "We shall overrun": the transformation of U.S. media coverage of the black freedom struggle, 1964-1968 in comparative perspective / David Carter -- Taking the revolution to the big screen: a taxonomy of political cinema in the 1960s and 70s / Stefan Eichinger -- Challenging television's revolution: media representations of 1968 protest in television and tabloids / Todd Michael Goehle -- Protest in television: visual protest on screen / Kathrin Fahlenbrach -- Professional strategies of protest across the media after 1968. Representing black power: handling a "revolution" in the age of mass media / Craig Peariso -- Throwing bombs in the consciousness of the masses: the Red Army Faction and its mediality / Hanno Balz -- Dynamic processes of framing, counterframing, and reframing in the Greenpeace Whale Campaign in Norway / Juliane Riese -- The limits to transnational attention: rise and fall in the European social forums' media resonance / Simon Teune -- Protest in the digital age: performing and covering protest in the Internet. Global protest in online news / ysten Pedersen Dahlen -- Cyberprotest: protest in the digital age / Luca Rossi (with Giovanni Boccia Artieri) -- Insurgency in the age of the Internet: the case of the Zapatistas / Roy Krovel -- Punks, hackers and unruly technology: countercultures in the communication society / Hendrik Spilker -- Public spaces and alternative media practices in Europe: the case of the EuroMayDay Parade against precarity / Nicole Doerr and Alice Mattoni
Literary form
non fiction
Physical description
x, 419 pages, illustrations, 24 cm.

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