Alum Jen Schradie Published in Media and Class, Edited by June Deery

02 Nov, 2017

Alum Jen Schradie Published in Media and Class, Edited by June Deery

Congratulations to alum Jen Schradie on her publication in Media and Class: TV, Film, and Digital Culture, edited by June Deery. Her essay "Big Data is Too Small: Research Implications of Class Inequality for Online Data collection" appears in the Digital Cultures section of the book, summary below:

Although the idea of class is again becoming politically and culturally charged, the relationship between media and class remains understudied. This diverse collection draws together prominent and emerging media scholars to offer readers a much-needed orientation within the wider categories of media, class, and politics in Britain, America, and beyond. Case studies address media representations and media participation in a variety of platforms, with attention to contemporary culture: from celetoids to selfies, Downton Abbey to Duck Dynasty, and royals to reality TV. These scholarly but accessible accounts draw on both theory and empirical research to demonstrate how different media navigate and negotiate, caricature and essentialize, or contain and regulate class.

Jen Schradie is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, which is housed at the Toulouse School of Economics. She received her PhD from the Department of Sociology at the University of California-Berkeley with a designated emphasis in New Media from the Berkeley Center for New Media. She studies social class, social media and social movements. Her broad research agenda is to interrogate digital democracy claims with empirical data.

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