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The Poetics of Digital Media PAUL FROSH

Media are poetic forces. They produce and reveal worlds, representing them to our senses and connecting them to our lives. While the poetic powers of media are perceptual, symbolic, social and technical, they are also profoundly moral and existential. They matter for how we reflect upon and act in a shared, everyday world of finite human existence. This book explores the poetic work of media in digital culture. Developing an argument through readings of overlooked or denigrated media objects and practices – screenshots, tagging on social media, selfies, and more – the book reveals how media act as poetic infrastructures, continually populating the world with beings and scenarios to be encountered. Frosh analyzes how media shape the experiential structures of our lives, and enable their revelation through moments of visibility and tangibility. Bringing us face to face with the conditions of our existence, he investigates how the “given” world we inhabit is given through media. PAUL FROSH is Professor of Communications and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

216 x 138mm | 224 pages | November 2018

HB | 978-0-7456-5131-6 £50.00 | $64.95 | €71.90 PB | 978-0-7456-5132-3 £16.99 | $24.95 | €21.90

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Emotions, Media and Politics KARIN WAHL-JORGENSEN

Emotion has long been neglected in media research, although its role is a vital ingredient in shaping our shared stories and the ways we engage with them. But emotions, as they circulate through the media, can also be divisive and exclusionary. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen makes the case for researching the role of emotion in mediated politics. Drawing on a series of studies, she explores the complex relationship between emotions, politics and media. The book includes analyses of how Facebook structures emotional reactions, the anger of Donald Trump, the use of personal storytelling in feminist Twitter hashtags, the role of emotionality in award-winning journalism, and the communities created by political fandoms. Essential reading for scholars and students, this important book opens up new ways of thinking about and researching emotions, media and politics. KARIN WAHL-JORGENSEN is Professor of Journalism, Media and Communications at Cardiff University.

Series: Contemporary Political Communication

210 x 148mm | 248 pages | August 2018

HB | 978-0-7456-6104-9 £55.00 | $69.95 | €71.90 PB | 978-0-7456-6105-6 £16.99 | $24.95 | €21.90

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