Martina Topić, of Leeds Beckett University and Niamh Kirk, of Dublin City University, are calling for chapter proposals for an edited book they are preparing. The working title of the volume is “Media and Nationalism in the Network Society”.
The editors are particularly interested in if and how media has contributed to the resurgence of nationalism in many Western countries. They define the book’s central questions and issues as:
- How is SEO changing journalism?
- What is the role of traditional media in promoting nationalistic policies?
- Have media turned towards stakeholder orientation and started to produce content that their readers want to read, which helped the Far Right agenda?
- Changes in editorial policies and their influence on political divides
- Which platforms do nationalists use and how they promote their work, and achieve popular support?
- How is it possible that two diametrically opposite political candidates use social media to promote their policies (Obama vs Trump) in a very similar way?
- What media Diaspora reads, and what is their role in national elections?
- Is there a generational divide when it comes to nationalism, and if so, how is this negotiated in network society?
Abstracts -maximum of 500 words- must be submitted by March 1, and decisions on them will be communicated by April 15. Full papers are due on September 1.
The full call for papers is available here.