Digital Spaces of Civic Communication

The Practices and Interfaces of Online Commenting

Authors: Mollen, Anne

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  • A socio-technical analysis of online commenting

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This book addresses the socio-technical constitution of civic communication in increasingly digital democracies. Despite problematic phenomena like hate speech in online commenting, it argues that citizens’ potential for resisting technological inscriptions in digital media remains a fundamental democratic right. While producers inscribe anticipations for how people should be discussing political issues into commenting interfaces, citizens still resist these technological inscriptions in their commenting practices. This dialectic interrelation between interfaces and practices highlights the inadequacy of purely technological solutions for undemocratic tendencies in digital media.

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The AuthorAnne Mollen is research assistant at the Department of Communication at the University of Münster and scientific coordinator at the Research Training Group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World".

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-658-27514-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Spaces of Civic Communication
Book Subtitle
The Practices and Interfaces of Online Commenting
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-27515-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-27515-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-27514-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 273
Number of Illustrations
92 b/w illustrations
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