Social Media and Politics in AfricaISBN: Publication: June 06, Series: Why We Post 4. Based on 15 months of ethnographic research in the city of Alto Hospicio in northern Chile, this book describes how the residents use social media, and the consequences of this use in their daily lives. This exciting conclusion is illustrated by the range of social media posts about personal relationships, politics and national citizenship, particularly on Facebook. Her research addresses themes of performance, authenticity, globalisation, and gendered and ethnic identification in Bolivia and Chile. An Anthropology of Landscape.
Social Media and Politics in Africa
ISBN: Publication: February 29, Series: Why We Post 1. This book offers a comparative analysis summarising the results of the research and explores the impact of social media on politics and gender, education and commerce. What is the result of the increased emphasis on visual communication? Are we becoming more individual or more social? Why is public social media so conservative?
Interest in social media and its effects on our social interactions, tastes, and preferences is growing, with academics from many social science disciplines finding new connections and examples of interesting usage. Wagner Online social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are changing the face of politics across the world. Read more…. Youth and Media by Andy Ruddock When societies worry about media effects, why do they focus so much on young people? Is advertising to blame for binge drinking?
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The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics and the amazing transformations that social media use is rendering in other political systems heretofore resistant to democratization and change. In a time when social media are revolutionizing and galvanizing politics in the United States and around the world, this encyclopedia is a must-have reference. It reflects the changing landscape of politics where old modes and methods of political communication from elites to the masses top down and from the masses to elites bottom up are being displaced rapidly by social media, and where activists are building new movements and protests using social media to alter mainstream political agendas. This encyclopedia set is a must-have general, non-technical resource for students and researchers who seek to understand how the changes in social networking through social media are affecting politics, both in the United States and in selected countries or regions around the world. Key Themes:.