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Beskrivning

WhiKnow’s trans-generational and interdisciplinary team studies polarisation in contemporary societies, identifying a ‘whirl of knowledge’ that intertwines media, politics and science. The project engages in theoretical and comparative empirical work, combining big data with qualitative and experimental research and media ethnography.

WhiKnow explores how social media hypes brokers or meaning-makers and how these produce identifications, affects and emotions in polarisation. Politicians promote polarized forms of knowledge, scientists take part in talk shows and journalists step in as politicians. A neutrally intended scientific tweet can end up in a completely different constellation – trolled and contributing to political antagonism.

It appears that the affective spin of the ‘Whirl of Knowledge’ is fueled by blending and intertwining knowledge, ‘cultural populism’, and polarizing knowledge that generates new forms of subjectivity. Affect, belief, and intimacy molds together media, politics and science, and previously distinct modes of knowledge in social media may lose their status as democracy’s control mechanisms as societies polarize.

We study how societies change through relation and transmission of knowledge. The polarised societies in East Central Europe we study are relevant for the future of Europe: Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Czech Republic. Our partners engage us in other polarised/ing societies: Belgium, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the UK.
Kort titelWhiKnow
AkronymWhiKnow
StatusPågående
Gällande start-/slutdatum01/01/201931/12/2022

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 517 Statsvetenskap
  • 518 Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
  • 511 Nationalekonomi
  • 611 Filosofi

Forskningsresultat

Kymmenen pointtia demokratiasta

Palonen, E., 25 feb 2020, I : Kotiseutublogi.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelAllmänheten

Öppen tillgång

Nordic Populist Parties as Hegemony Challengers

Palonen, E. & Sunnercranz, L., 2020, (!!Accepted/In press) The Nordic Economic, Social and Political Model: Challenges in the 21st Century. Routledge

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Ten Theses on Populism and Democracy

Palonen, E., 2020, The Populist Manifesto. Eklundh, E. & Knott, A. (red.). London: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers , s. 55-69 15 s.

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskaplig

Aktiviteter

Dario Quattromani

Emilia Palonen (Värd)
31 jan 20202 feb 2020

Aktivitet: Typer för att vara värd för en besökareAkademiskt besök på HU

Lone Sorensen

Emilia Palonen (Värd)
31 jan 20202 feb 2020

Aktivitet: Typer för att vara värd för en besökareAkademiskt besök på HU

Jaroslav Dvorak

Emilia Palonen (Värd)
1 feb 20202 feb 2020

Aktivitet: Typer för att vara värd för en besökareAkademiskt besök på HU