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Exposed

Living with scandal, rumour, and gossip

By Mia-Marie Hammarlin

Exposed

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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-9-1983-7685-2
  • Publisher: Lund University Press
  • Price: £30.00 (incl. VAT)
  • Published Date: September 2019
  • BIC Category: Media Studies, Social & cultural anthropology, Communication studies, Media studies, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies, LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies, Society & social sciences / Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Society & social sciences / Media studies, Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects / Communication studies
  • Series: Lund University Press

Description

This book illuminates the personal experience of being at the centre of a media scandal. It applies ethnological perspectives to empirical materials from a Swedish context to highlight the existential level of the phenomenon. How does it feel to be exposed through scandalisation? How does such an experience affect a person's everyday life? These are the urgent and fascinating questions that the book addresses. It also highlights the fusion between face-to-face communication and traditional news media. Gossip and rumour must be included in the idea of the media system for us to be able to understand the power of a media scandal, a finding leads to a critique of earlier research.

Reviews

'In a world of social-media gossip and rumours, this book takes a refreshingly new and ethnographic approach to media scandals, focusing on the experiences of the hunted. We get a fascinating analysis of how everyday life and media are intertwined and how emotional reactions and moral issues are handled. Mia-Marie Hammarlin's book is not only a great read, it breaks new ground in terms of both methods and theory.'
Orvar Löfgren, Professor Emeritus, Lund University

Author

Mia-Marie Hammarlin is a Reader in Ethnology and a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at Lund University

Contents

Introduction
1 In the middle of the media storm
2 Gossip, rumour, and scandals
3 Floorball Dad
4 The journalists and the rabbits
Concluding words
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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