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From entertainment to citizenshipPolitics and popular culture$
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John Street, Sanna Inthorn, and Martin Scott

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719085383

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719085383.001.0001

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Citizenship and popular culture

Citizenship and popular culture

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(p.24) 3 Citizenship and popular culture
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From entertainment to citizenship
Author(s):

John Street

Sanna Inthorn

Martin Scott

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085383.003.0003

This chapter argues that previous empirical work on citizen engagement and popular culture has been dominated by a narrow concept of the political. As a consequence, much of this research focused on factual genres and tended to ignore more subtle expressions of citizen engagement. This chapter makes the case for a wider concept of the political. It suggests that citizen engagement can be understood as an expression of one’s place in the world, which is informed by knowledge of and a relationship with sources of power and social groups, by feelings of affinity and a sense of values.

Keywords:   Citizen engagement, Politics, Identity, Knowledge, Sources of power, Collective interests, Affinity, Values

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