A Private Sphere

A Private Sphere

This book examines how online digital media shape and are shaped by contemporary democracies, by addressing the following issues: How do online technologies remake how we function as citizens in contemporary democracies?

Author: Zizi A. Papacharissi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745658995

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Online technologies excite the public imagination with narratives of democratization. The Internet is a political medium, borne of democracy, but is it democratizing? Late modern democracies are characterized by civic apathy, public skepticism, disillusionment with politics, and general disinterest in conventional political process. And yet, public interest in blogging, online news, net-based activism, collaborative news filtering, and online networking reveal an electorate that is not disinterested, but rather, fatigued with political conventions of the mainstream. This book examines how online digital media shape and are shaped by contemporary democracies, by addressing the following issues: How do online technologies remake how we function as citizens in contemporary democracies? What happens to our understanding of public and private as digitalized democracies converge technologies, spaces and practices? How do citizens of today understand and practice their civic responsibilities, and how do they compare to citizens of the past? How do discourses of globalization, commercialization and convergence inform audience/producer, citizen/consumer, personal/political, public/private roles individuals must take on? Are resulting political behaviors atomized or collective? Is there a public sphere anymore, and if not, what model of civic engagement expresses current tendencies and tensions best? Students and scholars of media studies, political science, and critical theory will find this to be a fresh engagement with some of the most important questions facing democracies today.
Categories: Social Science

Defining Democracy in a Digital Age

Defining Democracy in a Digital Age

Fenton(2003) 'NewMedia,Counter Publicity and thePublic Sphere', New Media & Society,5(2), 185–202;L. Dahlberg (2001) ... A. Papacharissi (2010)A Private Sphere: Democracy in a Digital Age (Cambridge: Polity Press). 49Habermas.

Author: B. Lutz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137496195

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

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The internet has created a new social base where governments are ever more critically examined and measuring public sentiment expressed on social media is crucial to gauging ongoing support for democracy. This book illustrates a methodology for doing so, and considers the impact of this new public sphere on the future of democracy.
Categories: Political Science

Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling

A private sphere: Democracy in a digital age. Digital media and society series. Cambridge: Polity Press. Poletti, A. (2011). Coaxing an intimate public: Life narrative in digital storytelling. Continuum, 25(1), 73–83. Şimşek, B. (2012).

Author: Mark Dunford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137591524

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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This edited collection brings together academics and practitioners to explore the uses of Digital Storytelling, which places the greatest possible emphasis on the voice of the storyteller. Case studies are used as a platform to investigate questions of concept, theory and practice, and to shine an interrogative light on this emergent form of participatory media. The collection examines the creative and academic roots of Digital Storytelling before drawing on a range of international examples to consider the way in which the practice has established itself and evolved in different settings across the world.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Social Media Handbook

The Social Media Handbook

The virtual sphere:The internet as the public sphere. New Media & Society, 4(1), 5–23. Papacharissi, Z. (2010). A private sphere: Democracy in a digital age. Cambridge, MA: Polity Press. Patterson,T. (1993). Out of order.

Author: Jeremy Hunsinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135949747

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The Social Media Handbook explores how social media are changing disciplinary understandings of the internet and our everyday lives. In addition to person-to-person social networking services like Facebook and Twitter, this volume considers a broad range of networked information services that support in-depth social interaction, community formation, and collaboration in the Web 2.0 era. Rather than considering social media in terms of specific technologies, the chapters in this book engage topics across a range of research, techniques, practices, culture and society, and theories. These broader topics—including community, gender, fandom, disability, and journalism—are entryways through which students and faculty can explore ways of thinking about social media and find new paradigms for analysis. Contributors:Axel Bruns, Francesca Coppa, Katie Ellis, Gerard Goggin, Alexander Halavais, Andrew Herman, Jeremy Hunsinger, Angus Johnston, Alice Marwick, Safiya Umoja Noble, Zizi Papacharissi, Toni Sant, Theresa Senft
Categories: Social Science

Internet and Democracy in the Network Society

Internet and Democracy in the Network Society

Facebook democracy: The architecture of disclosure and the threat to public life. Surrey: Ashgate. Papacharissi, Z. (2010). A private sphere: Democracy in a digital age (Digital Media and Society). Cambridge, UK, Malden, MA: Polity ...

Author: Jan A.G.M. van Dijk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351110693

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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A seminal shift has taken place in the relationship between Internet usage and politics. At the turn of the century, it was presumed that digital communication would produce many positive political effects like improvements to political information retrieval, support for public debate and community formation or even enhancements in citizen participation in political decision-making. While there have been positive effects, negative effects have also occurred including fake news and other political disinformation, social media appropriation by terrorists and extremists, ‘echo-chambers’ and "filter bubbles", elections influenced by hostile hackers and campaign manipulation by micro-targeting marketing. It is time for critical re-evaluation. Designed to encourage critical thinking on the part of the student, internationally recognized experts, Jan A.G.M. van Dijk and Kenneth Hacker, chronicle the political significance of new communication technologies for the promotion of democracy over the last two decades. Drawing upon structuration theory and network theory and real-world case studies from across the globe, the book is logically structured around the following topics: Political Participation and Inclusion Habermas and the Reconstruction of Public Space Media and Democracy in Authoritarian States Democracy and the Internet in China E-government and democracy Views of democracy and Internet use Underpinned by up-to-date literature, this important textbook is aimed at students and scholars of communication studies, political science, sociology, political communication, and international relations.
Categories: Political Science

Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context

Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context

New Media and Society, 6(2), 259–283. Papacharissi, Z. (2010) A Private Sphere: Democracy in a Digital Age, Cambridge: Polity. Parikka, J. (2012) What is Media Archaeology, Cambridge: Polity Press. Pauly, D. and Stergiou, ...

Author: Paul Nixon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135104023

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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For many years now we have witnessed the developing use of the internet and associated technologies by political actors and organisations. Claims and counter claims have been made as its suitability as a tool to help in the struggle to re-invigorate political participation in democracies across the globe has been contested. This book charts the shifting sands of political activity in the digital age. It interrogates the hybrid nature of modern politics as online and offline actions blur the boundaries of traditional politics between ‘real-life’ co-presence and the booming virtual domain of politics. By so doing, it critically reflects on the latest scholarship on the subject while concurrently advancing stimulating new insights into it. Encapsulating both the range and the diverse velocities of change in different political arenas and geographical locations, this volumes seeks to map out a path if not towards the politics of tomorrow then towards a better comprehension of the politics of today. Featuring a range of international and comparative case studies presenting research on the UK, US, Italy, France, Spain, Romania, Africa and China, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Politics and Media, Political Communication, New Media studies, Public Administration, Sociology, Communication Studies, Computing and Information and Communications Technologies.
Categories: Political Science

The Network Society

The Network Society

Palvia, S., Palvia, P. and Zigli, R. (eds) (1992) The Global Issues of Information Technology Management. Harrisburg, PA: Idea Group. Papacharissi, Zizi (2010) A Private Sphere: Democracy in a Digital Age (Digital Media and Society).

Author: Jan van Dijk

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446268094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

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The Network Society is now more than ever the essential guide to the past, consequences and future of digital communication. Fully revised, this Third Edition covers crucial new issues and updates, including: • the long history of social media and Web 2.0: why it′s not as new as we think • digital youth culture as a foreshadow of future new media use • the struggle for control of the internet among Microsoft, Google, Apple and Facebook • the contribution of media networks to the current financial crisis • complete update of the literature on the facts, theories, trends and technologies of the internet • new features for students with boxes of chapter questions, conclusions and boxed explanations of key concepts This book remains an accessible, comprehensive, must-read introduction to how new media function in contemporary society.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Internet Democracy and Social Change

Internet Democracy and Social Change

Digital disconnect: How capitalism is turning the Internet against democracy. ... The virtual public sphere: The Internet as a public sphere New Media & Society, 4(1), 9–27. ... A private sphere: Democracy in a digital age.

Author: Carmit Wiesslitz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498539791

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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Internet Democracy and Social Change examines the extent to which the democratic potential ascribed to the Internet is realized in practice and how civil society organizations take advantage of the Internet to reach their goals, focusing on the case of Israel, a highly conflicted and turbulent society.
Categories: Social Science

Government Communications in a Digital Age

Government Communications in a Digital Age

Conversations and campaign dynamics in a hybrid media environment: use of Twitter by members of the German Bundestag. Social Media+ Society, 2(1), 2056305116628888. ... A private sphere: Democracy in a digital age: Cambridge: Polity.

Author: Kim Murphy

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 9783845298030

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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Genau wie politische Parteien müssen sich die Regierungen an die Anforderungen der digitalen Sphäre anpassen, da ihre Legitimität von ihrer Fähigkeit abhängt, Entscheidungen den Bürgern mitzuteilen. Trotz umfangreicher Untersuchungen darüber, wie das Internet die politische Kommunikation verändert, ist wenig darüber bekannt, wie Regierungen digitale Technologie nutzen. Es gibt auch wenig Forschung darüber, wie unterschiedliche politische Systeme die Nutzung von Technologien beeinflussen. Daher untersucht diese vergleichende Studie wie Regierungsorganisationen in Deutschland und Großbritannien Webseiten und Social Media nutzen, um mit Bürgern und Medien zu interagieren. Der empirische Ansatz umfasst eine Inhaltsanalyse von Webseiten und Social Media sowie eine Social Network-Analyse von Twitter-Netzwerken. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die Ministerien überwiegend Webseiten und Social Media für One-Way-Kommunikation nutzen und dass es eine zunehmende Personalisierung der Kommunikation gibt.
Categories: Political Science

Digital Media Usage Across the Life Course

Digital Media Usage Across the Life Course

Young Citizens and Civic Learning: Two Paradigms of Citizenship in the Digital Age. ... Expanding Dialogue: The Internet, the Public Sphere and Prospects for Transnational Democracy. ... New Media & Society, 13 (6), pp. 855–872.

Author: Paul G. Nixon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317150763

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman declared the modern age in which we live as the ’age of distraction’ in 2006. The basis of his argument was that technology has changed the ways in which our minds function and our capacity to dedicate ourselves to any particular task. Others assert that our attention spans and ability to learn have been changed and that the use of media devices has become essential to many people’s daily lives and indeed the impulse to use technology is harder to resist than unwanted urges for eating, alcohol or sex. This book seeks to portray the see-saw like relationship that we have with technology and how that relationship impacts upon our lived lives. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives that cross traditional subject boundaries we examine the ways in which we both react to and are, to an extent, shaped by the technologies we interact with and how we construct the relationships with others that we facilitate via the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) be it as discreet online only relationships or the blending of ICTs enabled communication with real life co present interactions.
Categories: Social Science