New book on social media and power structures in contemporary society
13 January 2014
Released by Sage Publications, the book presents case studies of platforms such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Wikipedia and WikiLeaks.
Christian Fuchs commented:
"Social Media: A Critical Introduction" is the essential, critical guide for understanding social media. It lays bare the structures and power relations at the heart of our media landscape.
The book’s publication stands in the context of Christian Fuchs’ appointment to a new professorship of social media at the University of Westminster that has launched the Centre for Social Media Research and a new MA programme in Social Media.
Prof. Fuchs will give his professorial inauguration lecture “Social Media and the Public Sphere" on February 19th at the University of Westminster. The lecture will discuss how social media relate to the changes of the relationship between the public and the private that we are experiencing today and how these developments are shaped by and shape power structures. Reserve a place for this event now.
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