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Technoliberalism and the End of Participatory Culture in the United States

Authors: Fish, Adam

  • Examines liberalism and video in eight chapters including five historical and ethnographic case studies
  • Presents data based on three years of fieldwork and interviews with television and internet video producers
  • Investigates the politics of several multi-channel internet video networks and examines entrepreneurial self-branding practices 
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About this book

This new book examines whether television can be used as a tool not just for capitalism, but for democracy. Throughout television’s history, activists have attempted to access it for that very reason. New technologies—cable, satellite, and the internet—provided brief openings for amateur and activist engagement with television. This book elaborates on this history by using ethnographic data to build a new iteration of liberalism, technoliberalism, which sees Silicon Valley technology and the free market of Hollywood end the need for a politics of participation. 

About the authors

Adam Fish is Lecturer in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University, UK. As a cultural anthropologist, he examines digital industries that exercise their powers of persuasion and digital activists who challenge those powers. Much of his research focuses on the industry and activism surrounding digital video, of which he is both a critic and practitioner. 

Reviews

“Adam Fish's ambitious book is at once empirically and theoretically incisive; it charts the rise and fall of 'technoliberalism' as it confronts generation after generation of hopeful new media and their relentless incorporation within capital.  It is an essential and creative clarification of the tangle of contemporary technologies, political theories of freedom and equality, and the desires involved in making and consuming media.” (Christopher Kelty, University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Liberalism and Video Power

    Fish, Adam

    Pages 1-20

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  • Histories of Video Power

    Fish, Adam

    Pages 21-56

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  • Liberalism and Broadcast Politics

    Fish, Adam

    Pages 57-83

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  • Corporate Liberalism and Video Producers

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    Pages 85-105

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  • Technoliberalism and the Origins of the Internet

    Fish, Adam

    Pages 107-127

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31256-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31255-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81001-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technoliberalism and the End of Participatory Culture in the United States
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31256-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31256-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31255-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81001-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 217
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