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    Filling the Void
    Filling the Void
    Emotion, Capitalism and Social Media
    What role does social media play in our social and emotional lives under capitalism?Does social media undermine or strengthen the status quo?What do we really get out of it? Communication? Comfort? Knowledge? Are we getting more than we bargained for? This fascinating new book raises crucial questions about the dominance of social media in our lives under late capitalism. Marketing plans include appearances current affairs and technology radio and podcasts, broadsheet essays and op-eds and an online campaign. Synopsis: Filling The Void is a book about how the cultures and psychology of social media use fit within a broader landscape of life under capitalism. It argues that social media use is often a psychological response to the need for pleasure and comfort that results from the stresses of life under postmodern capitalism, rather than being a driver of new behaviours as newer technologies are often said to be. Both the explosive growth of social media and the corresponding reconfiguration of the web from an information-based platform into an entertainment-based one are far more easily explained in terms of the subjective psychological experience of their users as capitalist subjects seeking 'depressive hedonia' the book argues. Filling the Void also interrogates the role of social media networks, designed for private commercial gain, as part of a de-facto public sphere. Both the decreasing subjective importance of factual media and the ways in which the content of the timeline are quietly manipulated - often using labour in the developing world and secret algorithms - have potentially serious implications for the capacity of social media users to query or challenge the seeming reality offered by the established hegemonic order.
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    Book Author
    Marcus Gilroy-Ware
    Genre Literary , Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781525246029
    Publisher
    Watkins Publishing
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    27-Apr-2017

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