Addresses the topic of the political, cultural and moral effects of other people's mediated suffering. This work offers a theoretical perspective on the role of media in global civil society, and looks at how we might begin to analyse the ways in which distant suffering is portrayed, reproduced and consumed.
Lilie Chouliaraki's research interests broadly include Social and Cultural Theory, Ethics and Political Philosophy as well as Corporate Communication, Communication Theory and Discourse Studies. Her research focuses on the nature of mediated public discourse from an ethical and political perspective. She has published extensively on the moral implications of the media in contemporary public life, particularly on the link between mediation, social action and cosmopolitan citizenship. Part of her research further addresses the intersection between politics, culture and corporate discourse. She has also researched the mediation of youth politics as well as the workings of pedagogic discourse and its implications on youth identities.