Social Media: A Critical Introduction

Social Media A Critical Introduction Now than ever we need to understand social media the good as well as the bad We need critical knowledge that helps us to navigate the controversies and contradictions of this complex digital media la

  • Title: Social Media: A Critical Introduction
  • Author: Christian Fuchs
  • ISBN: 9781446257302
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Now than ever, we need to understand social media the good as well as the bad We need critical knowledge that helps us to navigate the controversies and contradictions of this complex digital media landscape Only then can we make informed judgements about what s happening in our media world, and why.Showing the reader how to ask the right kinds of questions aboutNow than ever, we need to understand social media the good as well as the bad We need critical knowledge that helps us to navigate the controversies and contradictions of this complex digital media landscape Only then can we make informed judgements about what s happening in our media world, and why.Showing the reader how to ask the right kinds of questions about social media, Christian Fuchs takes us on a journey across social media, delving deep into case studies on Google, Facebook, Twitter, WikiLeaks and The result lays bare the structures and power relations at the heart of our media landscape.This book is the essential, critical guide for all students of media studies and sociology Readers will never look at social media the same way again.

    One thought on “Social Media: A Critical Introduction”

    1. Discusses so much that I want to examine in my research. The recommended readings and exercises at the end of each chapter is a great tool.

    2. Es un manual muy interesante para aproximarse al análisis cualitativo de las redes sociales. Se estructura en temas importantes para el mundo académico, si bien el lenguaje está enfocado también para trabajadores del Social Media que quieran ir más allá. Trata incluso temas sobre el poder y el control, lo cual es de muy agradecer.En el final de cada capítulo propone ejercicios y lecturas complementarias, como si fuera un libro para profesores de Social Media de estudios superiores, aplica [...]

    3. Crap. Typically critical theory infused with Marxist propaganda. Criticisms of social media are valid, but exaggerated beyond hyperbole. Author ignores positive externalities of social media by assuming they must be universal to be worthwhile. Ignores that criticisms of social media could also be levied against mainstream media and the coffee shops of Habermas' public sphere. Alternatives offered are either already partly in existence or so idealistic as to be fantasy. In short, favors what soun [...]

    4. Christian Fuchs'un "Social Media: A Critical Introduction" isimli kitabının Notabene tarafından özenle yapıldığı belli olan bu çevirisi akademik olarak bir ders kaynağı olarak da kullanılabilecek türden. Özellikle sosyal ağlara ilişkin özgün ve Marksist temelli bir kavrayış oturtmak istiyorsanız bana kalırsa mantıklı bir başlangıç olacaktır.

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