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Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture

Antisocial Media

Crime-watching in the Internet Age

Authors: Wood, Mark A.

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  • Explores how social media has changed the way footage of crime is viewed, consumed and distributed
  • Draws on surveys with 205 Facebook fight page users and two years of online observation
  • Outlines several ways that software is implicated in shaping cultural understandings of crime
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About this book

This book provides a cutting-edge introduction to Internet-facilitated crime-watching and examines how social media have shifted the landscape for producing, distributing, and consuming footage of crime. In this thought-provoking work, Mark Wood examines the phenomenon of antisocial media: participatory online domains where footage of crime is aggregated, sympathetically curated, and consumed as entertainment. Focusing on Facebook pages dedicated to hosting footage of street fights, brawls, and other forms of bareknuckle violence, Wood demonstrates that to properly grapple with antisocial media, we must address not only their content, but also their software. In doing so, this study goes a long way to addressing the fundamental question: how have social media changed the way we consume crime?

Synthesizing criminology, media theory, software studies, and digital sociology, Antisocial Media is media criminology for the Facebook age. It is essential reading for students and scholars interested in social media, cultural criminology, and the crime-media interface.

About the authors

Mark Wood is a Lecturer in Criminology at The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63985-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63984-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for Brazil
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: 24 de Janeiro de 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-87690-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antisocial Media
Book Subtitle
Crime-watching in the Internet Age
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63985-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63985-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63984-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87690-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 238
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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