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    Media consumption and public engagement: beyond the presumption of attention

    Couldry, N. and Livingstone, S. and Markham, Tim (2010) Media consumption and public engagement: beyond the presumption of attention. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230247383.

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    Book synopsis: Governments in many countries fear voting turnout and political engagement is in terminal decline, threatening the long-term legitimacy of the democratic process. Meanwhile definitions of politics and the public world are changing, while media formats are proliferating and media audiences fragmenting in the age of digital media. How are these important trends related? And what do our everyday habits of consuming media contribute to our possibilities of being effective citizens? Nick Couldry, Sonia Livingstone and Tim Markham address these questions in this agenda-setting book, now available in a revised and updated paperback edition. Using a highly original methodology, drawing on diaries recording individuals perspectives on the public world, the book includes interviews, a nationwide survey and an authoritative review of the current literature on democratic theory, political sociology and media audiences. The result is a major assessment of the difference that media, and our ways of living with media, make to the condition of democracy.


    Item Type: Book
    Additional Information: This is the revised, paperback edition. This book was published in hardback in 2007 (ISBN: 9781403985347).
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC) (Closed)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 08:42
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:07


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