Porträtt Jesper Strömbäck
Professor Jesper Strömbäck
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Important book on knowledge resistance

The first book from the Swedish research program "Knowledge Resistance" has been published. It is titled "Knowledge resistance in high-choice media environments" and is edited by Jesper Strömbäck, Åsa Wikforss, Kathrin Glüer, Torun Lindholm and Henrik Oscarsson. The book is also Open Access and can be downloaded for free.


Knowledge Resistance in High-Choice Information Environments (Routledge, 2022) offers a truly interdisciplinary exploration of our patterns of engagement with politics, news, and information in current high-choice information environments. Putting forth the notion that high-choice information environments may contribute to increasing misperceptions and knowledge resistance rather than greater public knowledge, 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.

"The book is extra important in a time that is characterised both by the fact that many people have completely wrong perceptions of reality and by major societal challenges that require political leadership", says Jesper Strömbäck, professor of journalism and political communication at the Department of journalism, media and communication (JMG), at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The book is edited by Jesper Strömbäck, JMG,  Åsa Wikforss and Kathrin Glüer, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, Torun Lindholm, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, and Henrik Oscarsson, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.

They are all involved in a six-year research project on knowledge resistance.

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