By Christian Fuchs
The Occupy circulate has emerged in a historic predicament of worldwide capitalism. It struggles for the reappropriation of the commodified commons. Communications are a part of the commons of society. but modern social media are ridden by way of an antagonism among inner most company regulate (YouTube, fb, Twitter, etc.) and self-managed, commons-based activist media. during this paintings, Christian Fuchs analyses the contradictory dialectic of social media within the Occupy circulate. Drawing on a political economic system framework and interpretation of the result of the OccupyMedia! Survey, during which greater than four hundred Occupy activists mentioned on their social media use, OccupyMedia! The Occupy circulation and Social Media in predicament Capitalism indicates how activists confront the contradictions of capitalism and communique within the age of concern and social media. The ebook discusses the contradiction among advertisement and replacement social media and argues that the life of a surveillance-industrial advanced expressed within the PRISM procedure indicates the pressing necessity to create social media past fb and Google.
“There were many makes an attempt to ascertain the Occupy stream, yet none with the theoretical and empirical rigour of Fuchs’ masterful publication. OccupyMedia! deals a severe imaginative and prescient of a global in obstacle, an in depth description of the voices of resistance, and an intensive research of recent sorts of communique. the result's a much-needed version for learn on social pursuits and a wealthy shop of data for today’s flow activists.” —Prof. Vincent Mosco, Queen's college, writer of The Political financial system of Communication
“Christian Fuchs has written an quintessential advisor - in response to new examine - to the breaking tale of the connection of the big explosion in world wide protest and upheaval and social media. The ebook is a very good learn and has vital insights into the main critical concerns dealing with media students and activists. It merits shut attention.” —Prof. Robert W. McChesney, collage of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, writer of Digital Disconnect