Sousveillance, Media and Strategic Political Communication

Miller, W. J.
Political Communication, 28 (1), (S. 143–146).

In Sousveillance, Media and Strategic Political Communication, Vian Bakir successfully integrates theories and perspectives from media, cultural, and political studies to demonstrate the power of the voices from below. Through the use of rich, well-developed case studies—all focusing on the invasion and occupation of Iraq from the perspectives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Iraq—Bakir critically analyzes the role of social media in the new era of political control of communication. As Americans today hear the media discuss the controversy surrounding classified documents being placed for public perusal on Wiki-leaks, the relevancy and importance of Bakir’s work becomes clear. Society has celebrated the development of new technologies that allow for average citizens to quickly share events and information with users of the Web. But we have largely failed to consider the larger consequences of this openness and interconnected world. What are the potential ramifications of an event going viral before it has even come to its conclusion? To these points, Bakir directly speaks.

Zitation (APA)

Miller, W. J. (2011). Sousveillance, Media and Strategic Political Communication. Political Communication, 28(1), 143–146.