AXIS 2 | Informational practices, audiences and political action

Leader :
Alexandre Coutant, Professor, Department of Social and Public Communication, UQAM


Description :

This axis revolves around the concept of public, revisited from the angle of what the informational practices reveal about the changes in political action. Research projects developed in this axis relate to:

  • The audience’s relationship to informational and cultural authorities to understand the erosion of trust towards traditional information sources (governments, institutions, mainstream media);
  • Publics as political actors, by examining uncivil public discourse and the counter-discourses they generate;
  • the role of digital infrastructures in the publics' capacity to act and resistance practices concerning these infrastructures.

This content has been updated on 28 February 2022 at 15 h 58 min.