Author Archives: guobinyang

Recent Publications on Activism, Communication, and Social Justice

As the November 1 deadline for submitting papers to the 2018 ICA conference approaches, we are receiving queries about what kind of papers and panel proposals might fall under the mission of the new ICA Activism, Communication, and Social Justice (ACSJ) Interest Group, beyond the topics listed under the ACSJ call for papers. Defining this […]

The Affective Publics of Under the Dome

Recently, a documentary film called Under the Dome made by the former celebrity investigative journalist Chai Jing caused a sensation in China and in global media. A film in the style of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Under the Dome is an impassioned exposé of the causes and consequences of air pollution. It is an […]

Generations of Digital Activism

In a forthcoming essay in Social Media + Society, Rosemary Clark and I emphasized the importance of a historical approach to the study of digital media practices. Our argument is that temporality is a missing variable in much current thinking about social media and that communication research should focus more on explaining historical change. We proposed […]