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Title Populism in the digital age / Anne Cunningham, book editor
Imprint New York, NY : Greenhaven Publishing LLC, 2018
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  HN17 P6448 2018    AVAILABLE    30560400655186
Edition First Edition
Descript 119 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series At issue. Social issues
At issue. Social issues
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction -- The origin of populism / Nancy MacLean -- Left and right wing populism / Thomas DeMichele -- Understanding the Black Lives Matter movement / Iris Wijers -- Bernie Sanders's populism versus racial justice / Dara Lind -- What is digital populism? / Paul Florence and Roderick Jones -- Social media, chaotic pluralism, and populism / Helen Margetts -- The spoiler candidates / Daniel Bush -- A history of third parties / Freeman Stevenson -- Sanders, socialism, and political power / Philip Locker -- Contemporary populism's unstable meaning / Charles Postel -- The Democratic Party's empty populism / Socialist Worker -- The threat of a networked public sphere / Vyacheslav Polonski -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index
The development of social media platforms has allowed a new wave of populism to accelerate rapidly. Tweets, Facebook shares, and viral memes get information to ordinary citizens quickly and directly, without the influence of authorities, and often without the benefit of research and facts. Is this democracy in its purest form or mindless transmission of fake news and irresponsible reporting? What is the result of digital populism, and what can be done to use it for the good of the people? This resource contains viewpoints that will awaken readers to the value of critical thinking skills
Subject Populism
Social media -- Political aspects
Populism. fast (OCoLC)fst01071658
Social media -- Political aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01983657
Alt Author Cunningham, Anne C., editor
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