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Populist Postmodernism: When cultural critique of an Enlightenment occupation goes viral

Singer, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-5777-9065 (2019). Populist Postmodernism: When cultural critique of an Enlightenment occupation goes viral. Media and Communication, 7(4), doi: 10.17645/mac.v7i4.2268

Abstract

In a fluid and immersive media environment, diverse actors occupy the same space and serve many of the same functions as the journalists who once were information linchpins. Digital and especially social media have blasted away restrictions on distribution, reach, and even impact. Everyone is talking all at once, and anyone can join in. It all seems radically, sometimes frighteningly, new. Yet what we are experiencing can be viewed as a contemporary enactment of – and clash between – two inherently incompatible world views, neither of which is new at all.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Journalism
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22825
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