endobj Anyone concerned with our possible futures needs to read it. 9 0 obj As we increasingly notice how little control we have over these platforms and how much influence they have on our behavior, the search for alternatives becomes even more pressing. endobj He elaborates in an impressive and astute manner an ideology and commodity critique of Internet privacy and surveillance as well as social media’s political economy by making use of and actualising Marx and Marxist theory for the dialectical critique of twenty-first century digital capitalism. Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification: Allmer, Thomas: Amazon.sg: Books <> According to these theorists, a critical theory may be distinguished from a traditional theory according to a specific practical purpose: a theory is critical to the extent that it seeks human emancipation from slavery, acts as a libera… endobj Free delivery on … endobj Critical Theory and Dialectics  2. ‎Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are enormously popular: they are continuously ranked among the most frequently accessed websites worldwide. 10 1.4 Critical Theory Approaches 19 I FOUNDATIONS 31 2 What Are Social Media and Big Data? Where the content of the eBook requires a specific layout, or contains maths or other special characters, the eBook will be available in PDF (PBK) format, which cannot be reflowed. Routledge & CRC Press eBooks are available through VitalSource. 19 0 obj ", —Professor Christian Fuchs, author of Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media, Digital Labour and Karl Marx, Social Media: A Critical Introduction, Internet and Society, "In this book, Thomas Allmer has pulled off the difficult trick of combining a comprehensive re-reading of the relevance of the critical tradition to digital times with original research on internet users, to produce a provocative analysis of the contradictory potentials of new media and the forces shaping their deployment. the foundational concepts of a critical theory of media, technology, and society, users’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards the antagonistic character and the potentials and risks of social media. Critical Theory, Dialectics, and the (Dis)Advantages of Social Media  8. 22 0 obj endstream ", — Petar Jandrić, University of Applied Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia, Concepts, "The quantitative data analysis and research results support Allmer's argument that corporate social media, the space of capital accumulation, serves as ideological platforms to facilitate commodification. The free VitalSource Bookshelf® application allows you to access to your eBooks whenever and wherever you choose. However there are as yet few studies which combine critical theoretical and empirical research in the context of digital and socia… Prices & shipping based on shipping country. A critical theory of media and technology is based on dialectical reasoning. Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation an... and over 1.5 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Critical theory is a practical and theoretical framework we can use to develop a qualitative critique of social media platforms, in extension to the large body of work that addresses the quantitatively measurable effects of the platforms. Prince 9.0 rev 5 (www.princexml.com) Critical (Internet) Surveillance Studies: Commodity Critique  Part II: Case Study  5. "Thomas Allmer’s outstanding book is characteristic for the high relevance of critical theories and critical political economy of the Internet today. Its philosophical component takes the connection between knowledge and interests as it object, whilst the sociological component examines the structures of the various forms of society which have existed in human history. Newhouse School of Public Co… Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. System requirements for Bookshelf for PC, Mac, IOS and Android etc. as a form of manipulative social propaganda, manufactoring consent both in totalitarian societies and liberal democracies. Social Media should be changed by the critical view to analyze the internal contradictions in technocracy, which view social media merely as an instrument and value-free. In the lecture on critical media theory I present a classical text in critical theory, Adorno och Buy Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification by Allmer, Thomas online on Amazon.ae at best prices. They are critical in the sense of aiming to delineate limits to how existing media function, and in pointing towards an expanded potential for what media could be. The new social media users, in contrast, are a spatially and socially fragmented class and are not able to challenge the asymmetrical andhierarchical client-server network. 8 0 obj Critical social theory has both a philosophical and a sociological component. ", —Graham Murdock, Professor of Culture and Economy, Loughborough University, "In past years, a number of writers... have published important books about the dynamics of the social media. 21 0 obj Introduction. For some it’s a natural attitude. <> I warmly recommend Critical Theory and Social Media for two main reasons. 43 0 obj 46 0 obj Critical theories aim to dig beneath the surface of social life and uncover the assumptions that keep human beings from a full and true understanding of how the world works. 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