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Privacy and Capitalism in the Age of Social Media

1st Edition

By Sebastian Sevignani


254 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Grounded in qualitative empirical research about social media users' attitudes towards privacy and surveillance issues, this book contributes to a critical theory of information capitalism by exploring the commodification of privacy and personal data, providing a critical framing of the ongoing debate over privacy in the internet age.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Empirical Study: How to Critically Research Surveillance and Privacy Issues on Social Media? 2. Privacy in Informational Capitalism 3. Privacy Theories 4. Privacy and Ideology 5. Alternatives

About the Series

Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

The planet is being transformed by technical change and in particular by the speed of development in information technology. This series brings together the latest research on the social impact of IT and seeks to provide a broad range of case studies and comparative analysis of this phenomena and how it is changing our lives.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Web / Social Networking
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies