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The Routledge Companion to Media and Class

Edited by: Erika Polson , Lynn Schofield Clark , Radhika Gajjala

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138493612
eBook ISBN: 9781351027342
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351027342
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Book description

This companion brings together scholars working at the intersection of media and class, with a focus on how understandings of class are changing in contemporary global media contexts.

From the memes of and about working-class supporters of billionaire "populists", to well-publicized and critiqued philanthropic efforts to bring communication technologies into developing country contexts, to the behind-the-scenes work of migrant tech workers, class is undergoing change both in and through media. Diverse and thoughtfully curated contributions unpack how media industries, digital technologies, everyday media practices?and media studies itself?feed into and comment upon broader, interdisciplinary discussions. They cover a wide range of topics, such as economic inequality, workplace stratification, the sharing economy, democracy and journalism, globalization, and mobility/migration.

Outward-looking, intersectional, and highly contemporary, The Routledge Companion to Media and Class is a must-read for students and researchers interested in the intersections between media, class, sociology, technology, and a changing world.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Media and Class in the Twenty-first Century Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Working-class Bodies in Advertising Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Class Hybridity and the Habitus Clivé on American Reality Television Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Migrants Meet Reality Shows Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Participation in Reality Television Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Love, Sex, Money Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Horse Racing, Social Class, and the Spaces of Gambling Download PDF
Chapter  8:  “Keep it Classy” Download PDF
Chapter  9:  YouTube-based Programming and Saudi Youth Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Mobile Technology and Class Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Hanging Out at Home as a Lifestyle Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Young People, Smartphones, and Invisible Illiteracies Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Childhood, Media, and Class in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Roots of Journalistic Perception Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Aspirational Class “Mobility” of Digital Nomads Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Technologies of Recognition Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Gig Economy and Class (De)composition Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Digital Hierarchies of Laboring Subjects Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Between “World Class Work” and “Proletarianized Labor” Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Class Distinctions in Urban Broadband Initiatives Download PDF
Chapter  21:  “Second-class” Access Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Marginality and Social Class in Moroccan Youth Media Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Reconsidering Mobility Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Class Interplay in Social Activism in Kenya Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Vivid Particularities of Class and Media Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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