The Routledge Companion to Media and Class

1st Edition

Erika Polson, Lynn Schofield Clark, Radhika Gajjala

December 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 368 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138493612 - CAT# K350256
Series: Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

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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.

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