Crisis' Representations: Frontiers and Identities in the Contemporary Media Narratives (Paperback)

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This timely volume brings together prominent sociologists from across the world to unravel the role played by contemporary narrations of the economic and refugee crisis as they have mobilized every aspect of social storytelling over the course of the last decade throughout Europe. Because the different (mass and social) media reflect the dominant ideas and representations, it becomes essential to analyze the meaning of their narratives to even begin to understand the relationship (or inexistent dialogue) between official political discourses and popular myths--most notably the valuation of prosperity so actively promoted by the mass culture and the cultural industry's products. Time and again the pieces in Crisis' Representations find that, despite ongoing inequalities and other social difficulties, contemporary audiences seem to counterbalance their misery with the dreams of happiness provided by these dominant narratives.

Contributors include: Christiana Constantopoulou, Amalia Frangiskou, Evangelia Kalerante, Laurence Larochelle, Debora Marcucci, Valentina Marinescu, Albertina Pretto, Maria Thanopoulou, Joanna Tsiganou, Vasilis Vamvakas, and Eleni Zyga.

About the Author

Christiana Constantopoulou is Professor of Sociology at Panteion University Athens. She is President of the International Sociological Association (ISA) research committee RC14 on Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture, editor of several international journals, Knight of the Academic Palms (by the French Ministry of Education), Head of EURCECOM, responsible for many international conferences, and was an elected member of the executive board of the International Association of French Speaking Sociologists (AISLF) for 4 mandates (1996-2004 and 2008-2016). She has published many articles and books on the communicational structures of contemporary societies.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781642596151
ISBN-10: 1642596159
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2021
Pages: 190
Language: English