Bridging the Gap Between Micro and Macro Forms of Engagement: Three Emerging Trends in Research on Audience Participation
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This chapter aims to make sense of current intersections between audiences’ micro- and macro acts of political engagement. First, we note the dynamics that are at work in the renewed field of micro-politics, made of a daily-life engagement with civic meanings and practice, and with the relentless transformation of mediated civic cultures. Second, we consider the impact that the micro has on macro-politics like organised and institutionalised collective action. The aim of this contribution is to analyse the kind of dis/connections which are supposed to interlace the ordinary politics of media practices with the macro processes of democratic activism.
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