[acc-cca-l] Upcoming webinar - Communications policy and power: relational sovereignty with Dr. Sara Bannerman

Gordon Gow ggow at ualberta.ca
Sun Mar 14 11:37:27 MDT 2021


Communications policy and power: relational sovereignty with Dr. Sara Bannerman, Canada Research Chair in Communication Policy and Governance, McMaster University
Online Wednesday, March 17 at 11:30-12:30 Mountain Time.
Hosted by Digital Synergies and Media & Technology Studies at the University of Alberta

Dr. Bannerman will discuss the power relations embedded in communication and law and policy: the ways that freedom of expression, intellectual property, defamation, and privacy law have historically and internationally fostered both imperialism and platform imperialism. In part two, she will discuss the concepts of relational autonomy and relational sovereignty. The concept of relational sovereignty is useful for describing the forms of complex sovereignty that states hold today. As a normative concept, however, relational sovereignty would require significant restructuring, to redraw the circuitry of the historically unequal relations that communications and media law has sustained. Finally, she will discuss what communications scholars bring to the study of communication policy and law.

Sara Bannerman, Canada Research Chair in Communication Policy and Governance, is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at McMaster University. She researches and teaches on communication policy and governance and directs McMaster’s Communications Governance Observatory. Dr. Bannerman has published three books: Canadian Communication Policy and Law (Canadian Scholars, 2020), International Copyright and Access to Knowledge (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and The Struggle for Canadian Copyright: Imperialism to Internationalism, 1842-1971 (UBC Press, 2013). She has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on communication policy, privacy, international copyright, and other topics in new media, traditional media, and communications theory in journals such as Communication Theory, New Political Economy, the Canadian Journal of Communication, Futures, and Information, Communication & Society.

Mar 17, 2021 11:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Gordon A. Gow, PhD
Professor, Sociology/Media & Technology Studies
Graduate Coordinator, Communications and Technology Graduate Program (MACT)
Adjunct Professor, Peter Lougheed Leadership College
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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