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SpringerBriefs in Sociology

Collectivity and Power on the Internet

A Sociological Perspective

Authors: Dolata, Ulrich, Schrape, Jan-Felix

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  • Provides a valuable introduction to research discussions on the role of the Internet for society and the sociology of collective action
  • Addresses how different forms of collectivities on the internet and social media can be understood and differentiated from one another
  • Covers the diverse array of topics and issues currently discussed in the field of internet research
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About this book

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the manifestations and interrelations of collectivity and power on the internet from a sociological point of view. It addresses questions on how different forms of internet-based collectivities (masses, crowds, movements, communities ) could be understood and differentiated from one another. It presents analyses on the role technical infrastructures of the web play for their formation, how the mobilization and organization of social movements and social protests has changed through social media, how work and decision-making processes are organized in open source communities and why the essential segments of the commercial internet are today concentrated in the hands of a few corporations who dispose over significant economic, infrastructural and rule-setting power.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dolata is Professor of Organizational Sociology and Innovation Studies at the University of Stuttgart (Germany).

Dr. Jan-Felix Schrape is Senior Researcher at the Department of Organizational Sociology and Innovation Studies, University of Stuttgart (Germany). 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Collectivity and Power on the Internet: An Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Dolata, Ulrich (et al.)

  • Collective Action in the Digital Age: An Actor-Based Typology

    Pages 7-29

    Dolata, Ulrich (et al.)

  • Social Movements: The Sociotechnical Constitution of Collective Action

    Pages 31-55

    Dolata, Ulrich

  • Open Source Communities: The Sociotechnical Institutionalization of Collective Invention

    Pages 57-83

    Schrape, Jan-Felix

  • Internet Companies: Market Concentration, Competition and Power

    Pages 85-108

    Dolata, Ulrich

Buy this book

eBook 42,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78414-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collectivity and Power on the Internet
Book Subtitle
A Sociological Perspective
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Sociology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78414-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78414-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-78413-7
Series ISSN
2212-6368
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 108
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