Department of Informatics and Media

New book: The Discursive-Material Knot

2017-06-14

A new book entitled “The Discursive-Material Knot. Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation” by Nico Carpentier has been published.

“The Discursive-Material Knot. Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation” by Nico Carpentier

The book consists out of three so-called platforms. The first platform is a theoretical discussion about the entanglement of the discursive and the material, grounded in discourse theory and new materialist theories. The second platform consists out of a re-reading of three theoretical bodies (through the lens of the discursive-material knot): participatory theory, community media theory and conflict theory. The third platform focuses on a case study in Cyprus, first providing a theoretical discussion on nationalism, then sketching the history of the Cyprus Problem, and finally analyzing the Cyprus Community Media Centre as a participatory-agonistic assemblage.

More information about the book

"The Discursive-Material Knot" at peterlang.com

"The Discursive Material Knot" at nicocarpentier.net

Nico Carpentier, professor in media and communication studies at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University.