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Media and the City. Cosmopolitanism and Difference. Edition No. 1. Global Media and Communication

  • ID: 2516984
  • Book
  • November 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 216 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

With the majority of the world's population now living in cities, questions about the cultural and political trajectories of urban societies are increasingly urgent. Media and the City explores the global city as the site where these questions become most prominent. As a space of intense communication and difference, the global city forces us to think about the challenges of living in close proximity to each other. Do we really see, hear and understand our neighbours? This engaging book examines the contradictory realities of cosmopolitanization as these emerge in four interfaces: consumption, identity, community and action. Each interface is analysed through a set of juxtapositions to reveal the global city as a site of antagonisms, empathies and co-existing particularities.

Timely, interdisciplinary and multi-perspectival, Media and the City will be essential reading for students and scholars in media and communications, cultural studies and sociology, and of interest to those concerned with the growing role of the media in changing urban societies.

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Chapter 1 Introduction - The mediated cosmopolis

Chapter 2 Media and the city: synergies of power

Chapter 3 Consumption: the hegemonic and the vernacular

Chapter 4 - Identity: popular culture and self-making

Chapter 5 Community: transnational solidarities

Chapter 6 Action: presence and marginality

Epilogue - Cosmopolitan contradictions

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Myria Georgiou Myria Georgiou is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also worked as a journalist for BBC World Service, Greek press, and the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
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