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Reviews: New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen

Reviews of  New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen

  • Chadwick, Andrew. Review of New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen, by Philip N. Howard. European Journal of Communication 22, no. 2 (2007): 239–41.
  • Gitlin, Todd. “Thick Communications and Thin Citizenship.” Contemporary Sociology 37, no. 3 (2008): 209–11.
  • Klotz, Robert. Review of New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen by Philip N. Howard. Journal of Information Technology and Politics 4, no. 1 (2007): 91–93.
  • Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis. Review of New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen by Philip N. Howard. Tidsskriftet Politik 4, no. 1 (2008).
  • Sides, John. Review of New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen, by Philip N. Howard. Political Science Quarterly 121, no. 3 (2006): 529–30.
  • Taylor, Matthew. Review of New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen, by Philip N. Howard. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 83, no. 2 (2006): 441–5.
  • Tewksbury, David. Review of New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen, by Philip N. Howard. Political Communication 24, no. 4 (2006): 448–9.
  • Tuchman, Gaye. “Commodifying Politics.” Contemporary Sociology 37, no. 3 (2008): 202–06.
  • Zaret, David. “American Media and the Public Sphere.” Contemporary Sociology 37, no. 3 (2008): 197–201.
  • Zube, Paul. Review of New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen, by Philip N. Howard. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics 2, no. 3 (2006): 362–64.

Awards

Winner of the 2006 American Sociological Association Best Book Award in the Communication and Information Technologies Section
Winner of the International Communication Association Outstanding Book Award 2008

Endorsements

“Howard’s book is a masterful thick description of the inevitable confluence of two powerful institutions in American politics — the networked computer and the political campaign establishment. He tracks the growth of hypermedia, implanted campaigns, political redlining and explains the meaning of your political ‘data shadow.’ He follows the struggles of the community of young high-tech consultants as they try to balance the need to make a living, to win elections, and also follow their shared ideals about empowering a better informed electorate. It is an important story. He is a great story teller. And he has an amazingly keen eye for enriching our theoretical understanding of the evolving digital public sphere.”
W. Russell Neuman, University of Michigan

“Howard cogently outlines the possibilities, and particularly the potential dangers, of new technologies for deliberative democracy. Using an ethnographic approach, the author provides an understanding of the organizational norms and personal perspectives of key operators engaged in political campaigning through electronic means.”
Choice

“…The strengths of this book are many. It overflows provocative theoretical claims….interviews with consultants and case studies organizations produce fascinating insights….an innovative way to reseach decentralized communities…”
John Sides, George Washington University, Political Science Quarterly

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