241pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017
A collection of essays on the relationship between the media and democracy in highly unequal societies like South Africa.
"Citizens and Journalists: the possibilities of co-creating the democracy we want" by Anthea Garman and Herman Wasserman
"Listening: a normative approach to transform media and democracy" by Tanja Dreher
"Speaking Power's Truth: South African media in service of the suburbs" by Steven Friedman
"A Better Life for All? Consumption snd citizenship in post-apartheid media culture" by Mehita Iqani
"'Don't Raise Your Voice. Improve Your Argument': Reason, emotion and affect in the post-apartheid public sphere" by Steven Robbins
"'Non-Poor Only': Culture jamming and the limits of free speech in South Africa" by Adam Haupt
"We Are Not 'Born-Frees': the real political and civic lives of eight young South Africans" by Vanessa Malila.
Anthea Garman is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University.
Herman Wasserman is Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town.