The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk

1st Edition

Bishnupriya Ghosh, Bhaskar Sarkar

Routledge
March 18, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 608 Pages
ISBN 9781138638938 - CAT# Y227341
Series: Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

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Summary

This collection presents new work in risk media studies from critical humanities perspectives. Defining, historicizing, and consolidating current scholarship, the volume seeks to shape an emerging field, signposting its generative insights while examining its implicit assumptions.

When and under what conditions does risk emerge? How is risk mediated? Who are the targets of risk media? Who manages risk? Who lives with it? Who are most in danger? Such questions—the what, how, who, when and why of risk media—inform the scope of this volume. With roots in critical media studies and science and technology studies, it hopes to inspire new questions, perspectives, frameworks, and analytical tools not only for risk, media, and communication studies, but also for social and cultural theories.

Editors Bhaskar Sarkar and Bishnupriya Ghosh bring together contributors who elucidate and interrogate risk media’s varied histories and futures. This book is meant for students and scholars of media and communication studies, science and technology studies, and the interdisciplinary humanities, looking either to deepen their engagement with risk media or to broaden their knowledge of this emerging field.

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