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The Resource Off the network : disrupting the digital world, Ulises Ali Mejias

Off the network : disrupting the digital world, Ulises Ali Mejias

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Off the network : disrupting the digital world
Title
Off the network
Title remainder
disrupting the digital world
Statement of responsibility
Ulises Ali Mejias
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Language
eng
Summary
"The digital world profoundly shapes how we work and consume and also how we play, socialize, create identities, and engage in politics and civic life. Indeed, we are so enmeshed in digital networks--from social media to cell phones--that it is hard to conceive of them from the outside or to imagine an alternative, let alone defy their seemingly inescapable power and logic. Yes, it is (sort of) possible to quit Facebook. But is it possible to disconnect from the digital network--and why might we want to? Off the Network is a fresh and authoritative examination of how the hidden logic of the Internet, social media, and the digital network is changing users' understanding of the world--and why that should worry us. Ulises Ali Mejias also suggests how we might begin to rethink the logic of the network and question its ascendancy. Touted as consensual, inclusive, and pleasurable, the digital network is also, Mejias says, monopolizing and threatening in its capacity to determine, commodify, and commercialize so many aspects of our lives. He shows how the network broadens participation yet also exacerbates disparity--and how it excludes more of society than it includes. Uniquely, Mejias makes the case that it is not only necessary to challenge the privatized and commercialized modes of social and civic life offered by corporate-controlled spaces such as Facebook and Twitter, but that such confrontations can be mounted from both within and outside the network. The result is an uncompromising, sophisticated, and accessible critique of the digital world that increasingly dominates our lives." -- Publisher's description
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Index
index present
LC call number
HM742
LC item number
.M455 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Electronic mediations
Series volume
v. 41
Off the network : disrupting the digital world, Ulises Ali Mejias
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Off the network : disrupting the digital world, Ulises Ali Mejias
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-188) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Thinking the network. The network as method for organizing the world -- The privatization of social life -- Computers as socializing tools -- Acting inside and outside the network -- Unthinking the network. Strategies for unmapping networks -- Proximity and conflict -- Collaboration and freedom -- Intensifying the network. The limits of liberation technologies -- The outside of networks as method for acting in the world
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22 cm.
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Extent
xvii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780816679003
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013010193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)816563790

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