The Circulation of Anti-Austerity Protest

  • Bart Cammaerts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bart Cammaerts
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  3. Bart Cammaerts
    Pages 9-37
  4. Bart Cammaerts
    Pages 163-190
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 191-218

About this book

Introduction

In this book a set of theoretical and methodological resources are presented to study the way in which protest, resistance and social movement discourses circulate through society and looks at the role of media and of communication in this process. Empirically, the focus of this book is on the UK’s anti-austerity movement. ‘The Circuit of Protest’, as developed in this volume, is comprised of an analysis of the discourses of the anti-austerity movement and their corresponding movement frames, and the self-mediation practices geared at communicating these. The mainstream media representations and the reception of the movement discourses and frames by non-activist citizens are also studied. It is concluded that studying a movement through the prism of mediation provides a nuanced assessment in terms of failures and successes of the UK’s anti-austerity movement. The book is of relevance to students and researchers of politics, social movements, as well as media and communication, but also to activists.

Keywords

Austerity protest social movements media news communication

Authors and affiliations

  • Bart Cammaerts
    • 1
  1. 1.LSELondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70123-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70122-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70123-3
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