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Social media : a critical introduction

Author: Christian Fuchs
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Now more than ever, we need to understand social media - the good as well as the bad. We need critical knowledge that helps us to navigate the controversies and contradictions of this complex digital media landscape. Only then can we make informed judgments about what's happening in our media world, and why. Showing the reader how to ask the right kinds of questions about social media, Christian Fuchs takes us on a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Fuchs
ISBN: 9781446257302 1446257304 9781446257319 1446257312
OCLC Number: 868268664
Description: vii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What is a critical introduction to social media? --
What is social media? --
Social media as participatory culture --
Social media and communication power --
The power and political economy of social media --
Google : good or evil search engine? --
Facebook : a surveillance threat to privacy? --
Twitter : a new public sphere? --
WikiLeaks : can we make power transparent? --
Wikipedia : a new democratic form of collaborative work and production? --
Conclusion: Social media and its alternatives : towards a truly social media.
Responsibility: Christian Fuchs.

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A critical exploration of the structures and power relations at the heart of our social media landscape. A much needed student textbook from a major name in the field, readers will never look at  Read more...
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Christian Fuchs has turned his considerable talents to that rarest of academic creations: a truly, unabashedly critical textbook on a timely and important topic for contemporary media studies. If you Read more...

 
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