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Risk and Hyperconnectivity: Media and Memories of Neoliberalism

Andrew Hoskins and John Tulloch


Risk and Hyperconnectivity brings together for the first time three paradigms of work: new risk theory, neoliberalization theory, and connectivity theory, to illuminate how the kaleidoscope of risk events in the opening years of the new century has recharged a neoliberal battlespace of media, economy, and security. Shadowed by broader political and public confusion and ambivalence between dystopic pasts and futures, this book breaks entirely new ground by forcing the key conceptual tropes of different risk paradigms to confront each other to ask: What is the path to a “balance” between individ ... More

Keywords: risk, connectivity, neoliberalism, global financial crisis, protests, hacking, press, public intellectuals, memory, forgetting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199375493
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375493.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Hoskins, author
Interdisciplinary Research Professor in the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow

John Tulloch, author
Professor Emeritus in Communication and Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia, Charles Sturt University and University of Newcastle, Australia