Conceptualizing a distributed, multi-scalar global public sphere through activist communication practices in the World Social Forum

Conceptualizing a distributed, multi-scalar global public sphere through activist communication practices in the World Social Forum
HC Stephansen
9/24/19 15:29
Global Media and Communication
This article contributes to debate about how to conceptualize the global public sphere. Drawing on media practice theory and ethnographic research on media activism in the World Social Forum, it shows how ‘global publics’ can be constituted through a diverse range of activist communication practices that complicate both conventional hierarchies of scale and contemporary theorizations of publics as personalized networks. It develops an understanding of the global public sphere as an emergent formation made up of multiple, interlinked publics at different scales and emphasizes the significance of collective communication spaces for actors at the margins of the global network society.
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1742766519872777
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