New publication: Media and Cosmopolitanism
This collection of essays examines the relationship between the media and cosmopolitanism in an increasingly fragmented and globalizing world. This relationship is presented from multiple perspectives and the essays cover, amongst other themes, cosmopolitanization in everyday life, the mediation of suffering, trauma studies, and researching cosmopolitanism from a non-Western perspective.
Some of the essays explore existing research and theory about cosmopolitanism and apply it to specific case studies; others attempt to extend this theoretical framework and engage in a dialogue with the broader disciplines of media and cultural studies. Overall, this variety of approaches generates valuable insights into the central issue of the book: the role played by the media, in its various forms, in either encouraging or discouraging cosmopolitanist identifications among its audiences.
Available for purchase here.
Aybige Yilmaz is Head of the Department of Film, TV and Media at Kingston University. Her areas of research and publication include gendered representations of national identity; gender, consumer culture and individualism; and globalization and cosmopolitanism.
Ruxandra Trandafoiu is Reader in Communication at Edge Hill University. She is the author of Diaspora Online: Identity Politics and Romanian Migrants (2013) and co-editor of The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Music Migration and Tourism (2013). She also researches Roma rights in the European Union, European identity, media representations of the European Union, and the legal and symbolic relationship between diasporic communities and nation-states.
Aris Mousoutzanis is Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies at the University of Brighton. His areas of research and publication include representations of trauma in literature, film and television; popular media genres (science fiction and the Gothic); and digital media and globalization. He is currently researching the relationship between trauma theory and media cultures.