Visibility, Voice and Encounter in Cosmopolitan Online Communication. Rethinking Cultural Citizenship in Post-Migrant Societies

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Increased mobility and forced migration have boosted the interconnectedness and increased “proximity” of formerly distant others. In post-migrant societies, the encounter between migrants and non-migrants has become a common experience as well as a challenge in everyday life, which has been highly shaped by digital media cultures. This chapter introduces the concept of cultural citizenship and discusses how it has been addressed in media and communication studies so far. It also introduces three analytical dimension, which allow us to conceptualise the different communicative modes that enable cultural citizenship in online communication: visibility, voice and encounter. As the boundaries between producers and users are blurring in online communication, empirical research has taken the changing processes in decision-making within the production of meaning into account. Although one may argue that webmasters define the institutional level, produsers are also involved in communicative practices and thus in the production of meaning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication(Mis)Understanding Political Participation : Digital Practices, New Forms of Participation and the Renewal of Democracy
EditorsJeffrey Wimmer, Cornelia Wallner, Rainer Winter, Karoline Oelsner
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-1-1386-5878-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-62059-6
Publication statusPublished - 2018