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Culture and citizenship: the missing link?

Couldry, Nick (2006) Culture and citizenship: the missing link? European Journal of Cultural Studies, 9 (3). pp. 321-339. ISSN 1367-5494

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1367549406066076

Abstract

This article argues that, instead of assuming that we know what ‘cultural citizenship’ involves, we should investigate more closely the uncertainties about what constitutes the ‘culture’ (or cultures) of citizenship. The article argues for the distinctive contribution of cultural studies to the problem of democratic engagement, as usually framed within political science. It then reports some preliminary findings from the recently completed ‘Media Consumption and the Future of Public Connection’ project, which focus on the importance of social opportunities for talk about public issues, the possibilities of withdrawal from news because it presents issues which people can do nothing about, and alternative forms of collective connection through media (such as celebrity culture) which exhibit no effective link to public issues.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://ecs.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2006 SAGE Publications Ltd
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2013 13:59
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 08:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/52420

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