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Media and the Government of Populations

Communication, Technology, Power

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Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Philip Dearman, Cathy Greenfield, Peter Williams
    Pages 1-27
  3. Philip Dearman, Cathy Greenfield, Peter Williams
    Pages 29-94
  4. Philip Dearman, Cathy Greenfield, Peter Williams
    Pages 95-132
  5. Philip Dearman, Cathy Greenfield, Peter Williams
    Pages 133-191
  6. Philip Dearman, Cathy Greenfield, Peter Williams
    Pages 193-223
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-231

About this book

Introduction

This book deals with the social, cultural and especially political significance of media by shifting from the usual focus on the public sphere and publics and paying attention to populations. It describes key moments where populations of different sorts have been subject to formative and diverse projects of governing, in which communication has been key. It brings together governmentality studies with the study of media practices and communication technologies. 
 
Chapters consider print culture and the new political technology of individuals; digital economies as places where populations are formed, known and managed as productive resources; workplaces, schools, clinics and homes as sites of governmental objectives; and how to appropriately link communication technologies and practices with politics. Through these chapters Philip Dearman, Cathy Greenfield and Peter Williams demonstrate the value of considering communication in terms of the government of populations.  

Keywords

democracy digital economies governmentality print culture mobile privitization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Media and CommunicationRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

About the authors

Philip Dearman is Lecturer in Communication Studies at RMIT University, Australia. 

Cathy Greenfield is Associate Professor of Communication at RMIT University, Australia.

Peter Williams was an Associate of RMIT University, Australia where for many years he taught the RMIT Honours level course ‘Communication Revolutions and Cultural Forms’.



Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Media and the Government of Populations
  • Book Subtitle Communication, Technology, Power
  • Authors Philip Dearman
    Cathy Greenfield
    Peter Williams
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-34773-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-34772-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-67462-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-34773-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 231
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cultural History
    Modern History
    Political History
    Media and Communication
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Reviews

“This book would be useful for anyone beginning a study of government or political communication, whether as a hobby or an introduction to academic scholarship.” (Lindsay R. Martin, CBQ Communication Booknotes Quarterly, Vol. 51 (3-4), 2020)