Rethinking the globalization movement: Toward a cultural theory of contemporary democracy and communication
Best, K. (2005) Rethinking the globalization movement: Toward a cultural theory of contemporary democracy and communication. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 2 (3). pp. 214-237.
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How can we understand and evaluate the relationship between democracy and recent global protests in response to economic globalization? Criticisms of this type of activism understand democratic communication to be primarily a public process. I argue that instead, we need to develop a more fully cultural understanding of democracy and communication, one which would take into account important characteristics of contemporary democratic practice and experience. That is, as a resonant but unstable compound of meanings, democracy is integrated into individual subjectivities and collective identities through a whole variety of lived experiences, particularly in relation to mediated and symbolic practice.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Media, Communication and Culture|
|Publisher:||Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group|
|Copyright:||2005 National Communication Association|
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