Some time ago I co-wrote with Mélanie Bourdaa (Université Bordeaux 3) a couple of entries (on ‘Television and Social Media’ and ‘Fanpages’) for the Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. I am glad to announce that the three-volume, 1640 pages encyclopedia has just been published by SAGE (in New York).
To briefly quote the publisher’s description of this very complete and unique collective work, which ‘explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world’:
‘This three-volume A-to-Z encyclopedia set includes 600 short essays on high-interest topics that explore social media’s impact on politics, such as “Activists and Activism,” “Issues and Social Media,” “Politics and Social Media,” and “Popular Uprisings and Protest.”
A stellar array of world renowned scholars have written entries in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of social media by political candidates in this country, as well as the use of social media in protests overseas
Unique to this book is a detailed appendix with material unavailable anywhere else tracking and illustrating social media usage by U.S. Senators and Congressmen.
This encyclopedia set is a must-have general, non-technical resource for students and researchers who seek to understand how the changes in social networking through social media are affecting politics, both in the United States and in selected countries or regions around the world.’
You can also see more of my encyclopedia entries and definitions here.