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Critical theory and social media : between emancipation and commodification / Thomas Allmer.

By: Allmer, Thomas [author.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Routledge advances in sociology ; 144Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2016Description: xviii, 213 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138636828 (pbk.)Subject(s): Critical theory | Social media | Communication and mass media July2020Genre/Form: -- Reading book DDC classification: 302.231 Summary: Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are enormously popular: they are continuously ranked among the most frequently accessed websites worldwide. However there are as yet few studies which combine critical theoretical and empirical research in the context of digital and social media. The aim of this book is to study the constraints and emancipatory potentials of new media and to assess to what extent digital and social media can contribute to strengthen the idea of the communication and network commons, and a commons-based information society.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are enormously popular: they are continuously ranked among the most frequently accessed websites worldwide. However there are as yet few studies which combine critical theoretical and empirical research in the context of digital and social media. The aim of this book is to study the constraints and emancipatory potentials of new media and to assess to what extent digital and social media can contribute to strengthen the idea of the communication and network commons, and a commons-based information society.

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