Filling the Void: Emotion, Capitalism & Social Media download free [PDF and Ebook] by Marcus Gilroy Ware

Filling the Void: Emotion, Capitalism & Social Media download free [PDF and Ebook] by Marcus Gilroy Ware year 2017
  • Book name: Filling the Void: Emotion, Capitalism & Social Media
  • Author: Marcus Gilroy Ware
  • Release date: 2017/1/14
  • Publisher: WATKINS MEDIA
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781910924945
  • Rating: 9.59 of 10
  • Votes: 829
  • Review by: Chase Waddell
  • Review rating: 9.27 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/2
  • Total pages: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Filling The Void is a book about how the cultures and psychology of social media use fit within a broader landscape of life under capitalism. It argues that social media use is often a psychological response to the need for pleasure and comfort that results from the stresses of life under postmodern capitalism, rather than being a driver of new behaviours as newer technologies are often said to be. Both the explosive growth of social media and the corresponding reconfiguration of the web from an information-based platform into an entertainment-based one are far more easily explained in terms of the subjective psychological experience of their users as capitalist subjects seeking 'depressive hedonia, ' the book argues. Filling the Void also interrogates the role of social media networks, designed for private commercial gain, as part of a de-facto public sphere.Both the decreasing subjective importance of factual media and the ways in which the content of the timeline are quietly manipulated-often using labour in the developing world and secret algorithms-have potentially serious implications for the capacity of social media users to query or challenge the seeming reality offered by the established hegemonic order
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H50M23S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Media Studies, Social & Political Philosophy, Marxism & Communism, Social & Cultural Anthropology
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.40 USD
  • Dimensions: 128x198x20.32mm
  • Weight: 226.8g
  • Printed by: Repeater Books
  • Published in: United Kingdom
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