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dc.contributor.authorMorelock, Jeremiah
dc.contributor.authorNarita, Felipe
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-21T04:02:27Z
dc.date.available2022-01-21T04:02:27Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2022-01-20T16:29:01Z
dc.identifierONIX_20220120_9781914386268_3
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52517
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/77432
dc.description.abstractThis book explores how the Internet is connected to the global crisis of liberal democracy. Today, self-promotion is at the heart of many human relationships. The selfie is not just a social media gesture people love to hate. It is also a symbol of social reality in the age of the Internet. Through social media people have new ways of rating and judging themselves and one another, via metrics such as likes, shares, followers and friends. There are new thirsts for authenticity, outlets for verbal aggression, and social problems. Social media culture and neoliberalism dovetail and amplify one another, feeding social estrangement. With neoliberalism, psychosocial wounds are agitated and authoritarianism is provoked. Yet this new sociality also inspires resistance and political mobilisation. Illustrating ideas and trends with examples from news and popular culture, the book outlines and applies theories from Debord, Foucault, Fromm, Goffman, and Giddens, among others. Topics covered include the global history of communication technologies, personal branding, echo chamber effects, alienation and fear of abnormality. Information technologies provide channels for public engagement where extreme ideas reach farther and faster than ever before, and political differences are widened and inflamed. They also provide new opportunities for protest and resistance.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTC Communication studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPH Political structure & processes::JPHV Political structures: democracy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNF Educational strategies & policy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPA Political science & theory
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JH Sociology and anthropology::JHM Anthropologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::G Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTC Communication studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and government::JPH Political structure and processes::JPHV Political structures: democracyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JN Education::JNF Educational strategies and policyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and government::JPA Political science and theoryen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JH Sociology and anthropology::JHB Sociologyen_US
dc.subject.otherNeoliberalism
dc.subject.otherGlobalization
dc.subject.otherDigital networks
dc.subject.otherDemocracy
dc.subject.otherCritical theory
dc.subject.otherSocial media
dc.titleThe Society of the Selfie
dc.title.alternativeSocial Media and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.16997/book59
oapen.relation.isPublishedByebf00090-01f8-4204-9e78-018b9f254c60
oapen.relation.isbn9781914386268
oapen.relation.isbn9781914386275
oapen.relation.isbn9781914386282
oapen.relation.isbn9781914386251
oapen.imprintUniversity of Westminster Press
oapen.pages190
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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