Description - Knowledge Resistance in High-Choice Information Environments by Jesper Stroemback

  • This book offers a timely exploration of our patterns of engagement with politics, news, and information in current high-choice information environments
  • It analyzes the issue plaguing our society today - The spread of misinformation and its impact on the public sphere, our politics and our everyday lives
  • The book offers insights into the processes that influence the supply of misinformation and factors influencing how and why people expose themselves to and process information that may support or contradict their beliefs and attitudes
  • A team of authors from across a range of disciplines address the phenomena of knowledge resistance and its causes and consequences at the macro- as well as the micro-level
  • The chapters take a philosophical look at the notion of knowledge resistance, before moving on to discuss issues such as misinformation and fake news, psychological mechanisms such as motivated reasoning in processes of selective exposure and attention, how people respond to evidence and fact-checking, the role of political partisanship, political polarization over factual beliefs, and how knowledge resistance might be counteracted
  • This book will have a broad appeal to scholars and students interested in knowledge resistance, primarily within philosophy, psychology, media and communication, and political science, as well as journalists and policymakers

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