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News and Civil Society : The Contested Space of Civil Society in UK Media - Jen Birks

News and Civil Society

The Contested Space of Civil Society in UK Media

By: Jen Birks

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Published: 28th February 2014
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This timely book examines the representation of civil society in news media, exploring the popular understanding of this contested space in relation to conflicting legitimating frames: as the neo-liberal Big Society, activist political participation, or postmodern apolitical tolerance. With close reference to prominent news stories, including the UK state visit of Pope Benedict XVI, anti-austerity protests and industrial action, police infiltration of the environmental movement, and the Occupy camp at St Paul's Cathedral in London, News and Civil Society scrutinises different facets of contemporary civil society, civility and civic virtue.

ISBN: 9781472401007
ISBN-10: 147240100X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 28th February 2014
Edition Number: 1