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Communication in the Era of Attention Scarcity

Editors: Doyle, Waddick, Roda, Claudia (Eds.)

  • Contextualizes the issues of strategic and interpersonal communication in an attention scarce environment
  • Analyses socio-ethical aspects of current information gathering and distribution models
  • Provides analytical tools for understanding the evolution of power relations in our society
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  • Due: October 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20918-6
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About this book

This book examines a series of phenomena that have accompanied the development of digital technology and focuses on the attentional processes that these phenomena have in common. Across the social order, complaints are growing about a lack of attention as well as an overriding push by corporations and institutions to capture and mobilize attention. With a particular focus on social attention, the book highlights the need for an increased awareness about the agents that shape attention in our society, the effects that these agents (attempt to) produce, and the means by which individuals and groups may increase their control over personal and social attention. With a range of academic perspectives, this book is a crucial read for understanding the changing shape of political, business and personal communication.

About the authors

Waddick Doyle is the founder of the Global Communications department and Director of the Civic Media Lab at The American University of Paris, France.

Claudia Roda is Professor of Computer Science at the American University of Paris, France. She is the author of Human Rights and Digital Technology (2017).


Reviews

“This theoretically sophisticated collection maps the structuring principle of the information economy: the production of attention in its commodified, experienced, and lived forms. Doyle and Roda have created an invaluable resource for understanding the ways in which digital capitalism produces and exploits attention scarcity against the background of information overload.” (Mark Andrejevic, Professor at the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University, Australia)
“This book is a high-quality, original contribution to the field. For scholars interested in the structures that shape attention in our society, the effects that these structures produce, and the means by which individuals and groups may increase their control over both individual and social attention, this book is an absolute must.” (Athina Karatzogianni, Associate Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, UK)
“An essential read to understand the economics of attention in the social media age.” (Alessandro Gandini, Lecturer in Digital Media Management and Innovation, King’s College London, UK)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20918-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • 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: September 12, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20917-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communication in the Era of Attention Scarcity
Editors
  • Waddick Doyle
  • Claudia Roda
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20918-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20918-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20917-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 149
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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