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Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community By Jessa Lingel (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania)

Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community by Jessa Lingel (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania)

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How countercultural communities have made the Internet meet their needs, subverting established norms of digital technology use.

Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community Summary

Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community by Jessa Lingel (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania)

How countercultural communities have made the Internet meet their needs, subverting established norms of digital technology use.

Whether by accidental keystroke or deliberate tinkering, technology is often used in ways that are unintended and unimagined by its designers and inventors. In this book, Jessa Lingel offers an account of digital technology use that looks beyond Silicon Valley and college dropouts-turned-entrepreneurs. Instead, Lingel tells stories from the margins of countercultural communities that have made the Internet meet their needs, subverting established norms of how digital technologies should be used.

Lingel presents three case studies that contrast the imagined uses of the web to its lived and often messy practicalities. She examines a social media platform (developed long before Facebook) for body modification enthusiasts, with early web experiments in blogging, community, wikis, online dating, and podcasts; a network of communication technologies (both analog and digital) developed by a local community of punk rockers to manage information about underground shows; and the use of Facebook and Instagram for both promotional and community purposes by Brooklyn drag queens. Drawing on years of fieldwork, Lingel explores issues of alterity and community, inclusivity and exclusivity, secrecy and surveillance, and anonymity and self-promotion.

By examining online life in terms of countercultural communities, Lingel argues that looking at outsider experiences helps us to imagine new uses and possibilities for the tools and platforms we use in everyday life.

About Jessa Lingel (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania)

Jessa Lingel is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

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GOR010407046
Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community by Jessa Lingel (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
MIT Press Ltd
2017-04-14
192
0262036215
9780262036214
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