Poaching Politics: Online Communication During the 2016 US Presidential Election

Author:   Paul Booth ,  Amber Davisson ,  Aaron Hess ,  Ashley Hinck
Publisher:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   40
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9781433156717


Pages:   184
Publication Date:   30 November 2018
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Paul Booth ,  Amber Davisson ,  Aaron Hess ,  Ashley Hinck
Publisher:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Imprint:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   40
Weight:   0.360kg
ISBN:  

9781433156717


ISBN 10:   1433156717
Pages:   184
Publication Date:   30 November 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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On November 9, 2016, America woke up from a bender. Fortunately, like a good friend or therapist, Poaching Politics helps us piece together what the hell happened. Smartly written and earnestly hopeful, this book examines a new kind of digital politics affecting our elections. -Lisa Ellen Silvestri, Author of Friended at the Front: Social Media in the American War Zone If you want to understand what memes, gifs, and trolls mean for the modern political consciousness, read this book. Compelling, current, and fun to read, Poaching Politics explains how publics use media to be heard, to connect, and to effect change. -Zizi Papacharissi, Professor and Head of Communication, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois-Chicago Poaching Politics provides a timely and much-needed examination of the unique political moment in which we currently find ourselves. Drawing on extensive work within fan studies and participatory culture, the authors do an excellent job of explaining how our political discourse became dominated by talk of Deplorables, trolls, memes, and the 'alt-right.' If you want to understand what online politics in the Trump era truly looks like, read this book. -Adrienne Massanari, University of Illinois at Chicago Scholars of political communication have long known of the complex interrelationships that exist between politics, popular culture, emotion, and power-these dimensions of our public life again came into stark relief during the 2016 US presidential campaign. So many Americans, so many around the world, asked themselves a very simple question on November 9, 2016: What just happened here? Poaching Politics: Online Communication During the 2016 US Presidential Election offers a partial, and quite compelling, answer to this complex question. Using a wide range of both theory and criticism, drawing from a large literature in political communication and popular culture, the authors of Poaching Politics provide a fascinating and illuminating glimpse at some of the under-examined elements of contemporary political life emergent from the 2016 election. Not content to simply describe, and ever-aware of the public importance of their work, these insightful scholars teach us much about the 2016 campaign and about the future of political communication in an increasingly complex, fan-soaked, celebrity-fixated, trolling political culture in the United States and around the globe. -Trevor Parry-Giles, University of Maryland


Scholars of political communication have long known of the complex interrelationships that exist between politics, popular culture, emotion, and power-these dimensions of our public life again came into stark relief during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. So many Americans, so many around the world, asked themselves a very simple question on November 9, 2016: What just happened here? Poaching Politics: Fans, Trolls, and Participatory Culture in the 2016 Presidential Election offers a partial, and quite compelling, answer to this complex question. Using a wide range of both theory and criticism, drawing from a large literature in political communication and popular culture, the authors of Poaching Politics provide a fascinating and illuminating glimpse at some of the under-examined elements of contemporary political life emergent from the 2016 election. Not content to simply describe, and ever-aware of the public importance of their work, these insightful scholars teach us much about the 2016 campaign and about the future of political communication in an increasingly complex, fan-soaked, celebrity-fixated, trolling political culture in the United States and around the globe. -Trevor Parry-Giles, Professor, University of Maryland On November 8, 2016, America woke up from a bender. Fortunately, like a good friend or therapist, Poaching Politics helps us piece together what the hell happened. Smartly written and earnestly hopeful, this book examines a new kind of digital politics affecting our elections. -Lisa Ellen Silvestri, Author of Friended at the Front: Social Media in the American War Zone If you want to understand what memes, gifs, and trolls mean for the modern political consciousness, read this book. Compelling, current, and fun to read, Poaching Politics explains how publics use media to be heard, to connect, and to effect change. -Zizi Papacharissi, Professor and Head of Communication, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois-Chicago


Author Information

Paul Booth is Associate Professor at DePaul University. He is the author/editor of 10 books, including Digital Fandom 2.0 (Peter Lang 2016), Game Play (2015), and the Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies (2018). Amber Davisson is Associate Professor of Communication at Keene State College. She is the author of Lady Gaga and the Remaking of Celebrity Culture (2013) and the co-editor of Controversies in Digital Ethics (2016) and Theorizing Digital Rhetoric (2018). Her interdisciplinary scholarship on identity, politics, and digital technology has appeared in several journals. Aaron Hess is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Arizona State University. He is the co-author of Participatory Critical Rhetoric (2015) and the co-editor of Theorizing Digital Rhetoric (2018). His research trajectory follows two primary avenues: the active participatory elements of rhetorical advocacy and the exploration of digital contexts for rhetorical expression. Ashley Hinck is Assistant Professor at Xavier University. Her work has appeared in a number of scholarly journals. Her book, Politics for the Love of Fandom: Fan-Based Citizenship in a Digital World, will be published in Spring 2019.

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