Special issue of New Media & Society and related online workshop Truth, facts, and fake: The shifting epistemologies of news in a digital age Co-editors: Mats Ekström, University of Gothenburg Seth C. Lewis, University of Oregon Oscar Westlund, University of… Read More ›
Tag Archive for ‘post truth’
That’s the question I’ve been asking myself when reading through two books by Nick Couldry in which he develops a materialist phenomenological approach to understanding social reality. The first is The Mediated Construction of Social Reality (with Andreas Hepp) and… Read More ›
by Joshua Stein In the early months of the Trump administration, and even the late months of the Presidential campaign, social theorists and commentators started to write Jeremiads on the death of truth and its relata, knowledge and disagreement and… Read More ›
An interesting panel run by Sage.
In The Making of Donald Trump, David Johnston identifies the tactics used by Trump to deflect inquiries into his many shady dealings and questionable decisions. Sometimes this is a matter of outright threats, with an enthusiasm for litigation (1,900 suits as… Read More ›
Rarely can a film have been as timely as Denial. It tells the story of the libel action the holocaust denying historian David Irving took against Deborah Lipstadt and her publisher, alleging that she had damaged his professional reputation as a historian… Read More ›