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PhD Conference 2013

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  • Convergence, Engagement, & Power: Digital Convergence and the Challenge to Global Hegemony

    Convergence, Engagement and Power: Digital Convergence and the Challenge to Global Hegemony (2012)

    From Iran to China, Cairo to Oakland, Chechnya to Tunisia, bold claims are being made about the role that new technologies are playing in the emergence, sustenance, and viability of populist political movements. Empowered by the prosthesis of technical devices, the '99%' appear to have bypassed the monopoly of the mass media through the creation and sustenance of alternative media channels, disseminating information, ideas and political expression unhindered. As such, a question must be asked; how is the authority, legitimacy, and hegemony of the ruling elite being threatened by convergent media?

 

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