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Author Smith, Trevor Garrison.

Title Politicizing digital space : theory, the internet, and renewing democracy / Trevor Garrison Smith.

Imprint London : University of Westminster Press, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (vi, 147 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series CDSMS (Critical digital and social media studies)
CDSMS (Series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The objective of this book is to outline how a radically democratic politics can be reinvigorated in theory and practice through the use of the internet. The author argues that politics in its proper sense can be distinguished from anti-politics by analyzing the configuration of public space, subjectivity, participation, and conflict. Each of these terrains can be configured in a more or less political manner, though the contemporary status quo heavily skews them towards anti-political configuration. Using this understanding of what exactly politics entails, this book considers how the internet can both help and hinder efforts to move each area in a more political direction. By explicitly interpreting contemporary theories of the political in terms of the internet, this analysis avoids the twin traps of both technological determinism and technological cynicism. Raising awareness of what the word 'politics' means, the author develops theoretical work by Arendt, Rancière, iek and Mouffe to present a clear and coherent view of how in theory, politics can be digitized and alternatively how the internet can be deployed in the service of trulydemocratic politics."
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The political realm -- 3. Subjectivity -- 4. Participation -- 5. Conflict -- 6. Steps toward the digitization of politics -- Notes -- References -- Index.
Subject Internet in political campaigns.
Information technology -- Political aspects.
Information society.
Digital media -- Political aspects.
Political participation -- Computer network resources.
Communication studies.
Interdisciplinary studies.
Media studies.
Political control and freedoms.
Political science and theory.
Political structure and processes.
Political structures: democracy.
Politics and government.
Reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects.
Social issues and processes.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Communication Studies.
Digital media -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01983619
Information society. (OCoLC)fst00972767
Information technology -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00973119
Internet in political campaigns. (OCoLC)fst00977258
Political participation -- Computer network resources. (OCoLC)fst01069389
Indexed Term Arendt
Digital media
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781911534419 (electronic bk.)
1911534416 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.16997/book5 doi

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