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A Cultural Sociology of Digital Disruption
This book is about online subcultures thriving in the border zones between pop cultural and political engagement. Combining classic theories of space, power and resistance with current case studies of digital piracy, online activism and remix culture, the book develops a cultural theory of social movements in the digital age.
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- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2013. XIV, 162 pp.
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- About the Author
- About the Book
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- Chapter 1. The Double Trap
- Beyond Technophilia and Technophobia
- Colonies of Enthusiasts
- Empowering Some While Disempowering Others
- Technopolitics: Towards a Continuous Re-theorization
- Chapter 2. In Search of Space
- Interference in the Orderly Sequence
- Opposing Machines
- Disruption as Heterodoxy
- Disruption as Rewiring
- Chapter 3. Shapes, Relations, Structures
- Beyond Triangulation
- A Qualitative Approach to Quantity
- Towards an Analysis of Practice
- Chapter 4. Hacktivist Mobilization
- The Hashtag as Settlement
- Discursive Aspects of Mobilization
- Social Aspects of Mobilization
- Semiotic Dynamics
- Chapter 5. Network Politics
- The Power of Directionality
- Oh Media! Where Are You?
- What Is a Revolution?
- Controlling the Flow
- Chapter 6. *.Sub Culture
- Setting the Subscene
- Coordination, Collaboration, Regulation
- The Damn Rules
- Rival Generosity
- Chapter 7. Holy Shit! It Works!!
- Affinity, Trolling, and Hating
- You’re Obviously Pretty . . .
- Knowledge through Connection
- Microcontent and Community Building
- Chapter 8. Plural Reactions
- YouTube Shootings: A Media Panic?
- Disrupting the Panic
- Chapter 9. The Subactivist Challenge
- Digital Piracy Cultures
- Dimensions of Pirate Praxis
- Catching the Third Wave?
- Chapter 10. A Cultural Sociology of Digital Disruption
- New Noise?
- A Manifesto for the Analysis of Digital Disruption
- Moving Equilibrium
- Rewind: Objective vs. Subjective Culture
- Fast Forward: Transgressing into Hybrid Space
- Works Cited
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