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Social Life and Political Life in the Era of Digital Media

Author: David Toews

Publisher: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

ISBN: 0367884003

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Digital technology has vastly broadened and complexified social life, levelling opportunities for communication and producing a new awareness of the importance of diversity of social relations, as well as of life on the planet. This book explores the ways in which social media, by encouraging human curiosity and sociability in relation to these developments, has highlighted for users their own nature as social beings who have discovered new ways to get along with each other, as well as new challenges. The complexity of networks on social media has created new kinds of conflicts, and new ways to mediate older kinds of conflicts, that have resulted in a demand for new forms of political participation, thus reinvigorating political activity, without extending the practice of 'politics as usual'. However, with concerns for the planet in the back- ground, a tendency for elites and ordinary people alike to want to see a political solution to every problem in social life has become an unsustainable and troubling trend. This book argues that enthusiasms for social media can be tempered in a helpful manner through an engagement with studies of social media in relation to understandings of the history of modern social life provided by sources in classical and contemporary sociology and political theory. Social media makes possible new sociable opportunities and multiple publics, but at the same time represents important continuities with modern social life of earlier times, such as the respect in which it works to limit political action within the boundaries of a generalized public, thus constraining demagoguery and challenging the arrogance of elites who seek to impose certain forms of political life. Engaging with the work of Deleuze, Tarde, Simmel, Lazzarato, Latour, Harman, Heidegger, Arendt, Archer, Wellman, Bergson and others, Social Life and Political Life in the Era of Digital Media advances a new understanding of modernity offered by social media
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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Social Life and Political Life in the Era of Digital Media
Language: en
Pages: 14
Authors: David Toews
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-12 - Publisher: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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Pages: 288
Authors: Mary Chayko
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-07 - Publisher: SAGE Publications

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Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Xinxun Wu, Han Zheng, Xiaokun Wu
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
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The field of media and communication has expanded substantially in China over the last few decades. New Media and the Transformations of Social Life in China covers in detail the main aspects related to media in China, including new media technologies, social networks, media convergence, smart cities, digital media, information
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Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Mary Beth Oliver, Arthur A. Raney
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-26 - Publisher: Routledge

Our use of media touches on almost all aspects of our social lives, be they friendships, parent-child relationships, emotional lives, or social stereotypes. How we understand ourselves and others is now largely dependent on how we perceive ourselves and others in media, how we interact with one another through mediated