Media and Politics: Discourses, Cultures, and Practices
Media and politics have always been mutually influential. The media plays an important political role of its own in promoting and discussing policies, as well as conveying representations of power and ideology. On the other hand, media outlets are themselves subject to political forces that have an impact on their editorial line. This mutual influence comes to light not only in journalistic practices, but also in how news is constructed and conveyed.
This volume explores the relations between politics and various types of media as expressed in different areas of the world, namely Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East.
Such a complex landscape calls for a multiplicity of analytical tools and cannot ignore specific socio-political, geographic, linguistic, and cultural contexts which may be overlooked when approached from a global perspective. In this volume, a combination of senior scholars and young experts from a wide range of disciplines, such as discourse analysis, international relations, and cultural studies, come together in a conversation which recognizes the media as a global phenomenon without neglecting its local specificities.
Bettina Mottura is Associate Professor in Chinese Language and Culture at the Department of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication of the University of Milan, Italy, where she is Scientific Coordinator of the Contemporary Asia Research Centre (CARC). Her research focuses on the study of Chinese institutional and media discourse. In 2016, she co-authored a book on contemporary Chinese culture and institutions.
Letizia Osti is Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the Department of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication of the University of Milan, Italy. Her work focuses on classical Arabic prose and narrative techniques in literature, biography, historiography, and the intersections thereof. In 2013, she co-authored a volume on the Abbasid caliph al-Muqtadir.
Giorgia Riboni is a Postdoctoral Researcher in English Studies at the Department of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication of the University of Milan, Italy. Her main research interests lie in Internet genres and web-mediated communication platforms such as blogs and microblogs. In 2014, she published a volume on new media and political discourse.
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