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Title [sv]
Krise och Kritik - kritiska medier handlingar i turbulenta tider
Title [en]
Crisis and Critique - Critical media practices in troubling times.
Abstract [sv]
The current financial crisis is the biggest challenge for the EU since its very formation. These are the words of Manuel Barroso. The crisis marks a crucial point in current history and has caused dramatic damages for several countries. It also inspired people to think differently and question the currents of our societies. The occupy movement is a vivid example of questioning the current political and economic system. One important aspect of the movement is the aim to establish new forms of discussion leading to new ways of thinking about societal organization. To realize the aim, the activists engage critically with traditional mainstream media and their news agenda. They establish alternative channels with the help of social media to connect, discuss, identify and organize. The project aims to investigate these practices by activists systematically and asks if the financial crisis and the discussions triggered by the occupy movement also have impacted on the perceptions of non-activists: have non-activists or ordinary citizens in New York and Stockholm changed perceptions of how they can influence the public discussion through critical media practices engaging with traditional mainstream and online social media. These questions will be investigated by employing ethnographic and narrative methods. The project will develop practical strategies on critical media practices for educators and interest groups based on joint workshops with media scholars, activists and citizens.
Principal InvestigatorKaun, Anne
Coordinating organisation
Södertörn University
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Period
2013-01-01 - 2014-12-31
National Category
Social AnthropologyCommunication StudiesCultural Studies
Identifiers
DiVA, id: project:1913Project, id: 2012-06651_VR

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