Internet Memes and Society: Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts

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Routledge, Mar 21, 2019 - Political Science - 220 pages

This book provides a solid, encompassing definition of Internet memes, exploring both the common features of memes around the globe and their particular regional traits. It identifies and explains the roles that these viral texts play in Internet communication: cultural, social and political implications; significance for self-representation and identity formation; promotion of alternative opinion or trending interpretation; and subversive and resistant power in relation to professional media, propaganda, and traditional and digital political campaigning. It also offers unique comparative case studies of Internet memes in Russia and the United States.



List of Figures
Definition and Evolution of the Concept of Memes
Tactical Media Humour and Affective
From FastFood Media
Globalisation and Memes
Russian Resistance and Propaganda through Memes
US Memes on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
in the 2010s

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About the author (2019)

Anastasia Denisova is Lecturer in Journalism at the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster, UK.