The Resource Culture and economy in the age of social media, Christian Fuchs

Culture and economy in the age of social media, Christian Fuchs

Label
Culture and economy in the age of social media
Title
Culture and economy in the age of social media
Statement of responsibility
Christian Fuchs
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding social media requires us to engage with the individual and collective meanings that diverse stakeholders and participants give to platforms. It also requires us to analyse how social media companies try to make profits, how and which labour creates this profit, who creates social media ideologies, and the conditions under which such ideologies emerge. In short, understanding social media means coming to grips with the relationship between culture and the economy. In this thorough study, Christian Fuchs, one of the leading analysts of the Internet and social media, delves deeply into the subject by applying the approach of cultural materialism to social media, offering readers theoretical concepts, contemporary examples, and proposed opportunities for political intervention. Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to understand culture and the economy in an era populated by social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google in the West and Weibo, Renren, and Baidu in the East. Updating the analysis of thinkers such as Raymond Williams, Karl Marx, Ferruccio Rossi-Landi, and Dallas W. Smythe for the 21st century, Fuchs presents a version of Marxist cultural theory and cultural materialism that allows us to critically understand social media's influence on culture and the economy.--EbscoHost
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
302.30285
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM742
LC item number
.F83 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Culture and economy in the age of social media, Christian Fuchs
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Pt. I: Theoretical foundations -- 2. Culture and work / Christian Fuchs and Marisol Sandoval -- 3. Communication, ideology, and labour -- Pt. II: Social media's cultural political economy of time -- 4. Social media and labour time -- 5. Social media and productive labour -- Pt. III: Social media's cultural political economy of global space -- 6. Social media's international division of digital labour -- 7. Baidu, Weibo, and Renren: the global political economy of social media in China -- Pt. IV: Alternatives -- 8. Social media and the public sphere -- 9. Conclusion -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn900193685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 418 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315733517
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b35354409
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900193685
  • pebco131573351X

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