Risk and Hyperconnectivity: Media and Memories of Neoliberalism

ISBN : 9780199375493

Andrew Hoskins; John Tulloch
344 ページ
156 x 235 mm

Risk and Hyperconnectivity brings together for the first time three paradigms: new risk theory, neoliberalization theory, and connectivity theory, to illuminate how the kaleidoscope of risk events in the opening years of the new century has recharged a neoliberal battlespace of media, economy, and security. Hoskins and Tulloch argue that hyperconnectivity is both a conduit of risk and a form of risk in itself, and that it alters the ways in which we experience events and remember them. Through interdisciplinary dialogue and case study analysis they offer original perspectives on the key questions of risk of our age, including: What is the path to a balance between individual privacy and state (or corporate) security? Is hyperconnectivity itself a new risk condition of our time? How do remembering and forgetting shape citizen insecurity and cultures of risk, and legitimize neoliberal governance? How do journalists operate as public intellectuals of risk? Through probing a series of risk events that have already scarred the twenty-first century, Hoskins and Tulloch show how both established and emergent media are central in shaping past, present and future horizons of neoliberalism, while also propelling wide pressure for its alternatives on those ranging from economics students worldwide to potential political leaders cultivated by austerity policies.


Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Cultural Memory, Premediation and Risk Narratives: Remembering Neoliberalism in the Global Financial Crisis
Chapter 3: Print Media and the Climax of the Global Financial Crisis: A Case Study of Images, Narratives, Genres and Memories
Chapter 4: The New Protest Movements and Dialogical Thinking: Peripheral and Connective Logics
Chapter 5: The New Protest Movements and Mainstream Newspapers: A Case Study of the 2009 London Anti-G20 Demonstrations
Chapter 6: From Tabloids to Broadsheets: A Case Study of 'Everyday' and 'Pre-Mediated' Journalism during the Global Financial Crisis
Chapter 7: Defining Perception in Established Media and the Challenge from Emergence: Two Case Studies
Chapter 8: Memory and the Archival Event: A Case Study of the Coroner's Inquest into the 2005 London Bombings
Chapter 9: The 2011 English riots: A Case Study
Chapter 10: The Piketty Event: A Case Study
Chapter 11: Hacked Off: A Case Study of the New Risk of Emergence
Chapter 12: On Memory and Forgetting


Andrew Hoskins is Interdisciplinary Research Professor in Global Security and Director of the Adam Smith Research Foundation at the University of Glasgow.; John Tulloch is Professor Emeritus in Communication at Charles Sturt University and Adjunct Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia.