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The Resource Inhuman networks : social media and the archaeology of connection, Grant Bollmer

Inhuman networks : social media and the archaeology of connection, Grant Bollmer

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Inhuman networks : social media and the archaeology of connection
Title
Inhuman networks
Title remainder
social media and the archaeology of connection
Statement of responsibility
Grant Bollmer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Social media's connectivity is often thought to be a manifestation of human nature buried until now, revealed only through the diverse technologies of the participatory internet. Rather than embrace this view, Inhuman Networks: Social Media and the Archaeology of Connection argues that the human nature revealed by social media imagines network technology and data as models for behavior online. Covering a wide range of historical and interdisciplinary subjects, Grant Bollmer examines the emergence of "the network" as a model for relation in the 1700s and 1800s and follows it through marginal, often forgotten articulations of technology, biology, economics, and the social. From this history, Bollmer examines contemporary controversies surrounding social media, extending out to the influence of network models on issues of critical theory, politics, popular science, and neoliberalism. By moving through the past and present of network media, Inhuman Networks demonstrates how contemporary network culture unintentionally repeats debates over the limits of Western modernity to provide an idealized future where "the human" is interchangeable with abstract, flowing data connected through well-managed, distributed networks."--
  • "Examines how "the human" is produced in relation to technological changes, foregrounding the necessity of theoretical and archaeological perspectives for understanding contemporary media culture"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bollmer, Grant
Dewey number
302.23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P94.6
LC item number
.B65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media and culture
  • Mass media and technology
  • Social media
  • Cultural studies
  • Media, information & communication industries
  • Media studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Mass media and culture
  • Mass media and technology
  • Social media
Label
Inhuman networks : social media and the archaeology of connection, Grant Bollmer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: connectivity, flow, citizenship, archaeology -- 1. Biology: vital technologies, anatomical networks -- 2. Society: railroads, red scares, and racism -- 3. Economy: banking on a networked society -- 4. Death: living forever on social media -- 5. Labor: giving life to data -- 6. Truth: the politics of performing the total self -- 7. Contagion: the inevitable failure of connectivity -- 8. (Political) theory: how to disempower friends and pathologize people
Control code
944246635
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501316166
Lccn
2016011462
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781501316166
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944246635
Label
Inhuman networks : social media and the archaeology of connection, Grant Bollmer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: connectivity, flow, citizenship, archaeology -- 1. Biology: vital technologies, anatomical networks -- 2. Society: railroads, red scares, and racism -- 3. Economy: banking on a networked society -- 4. Death: living forever on social media -- 5. Labor: giving life to data -- 6. Truth: the politics of performing the total self -- 7. Contagion: the inevitable failure of connectivity -- 8. (Political) theory: how to disempower friends and pathologize people
Control code
944246635
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501316166
Lccn
2016011462
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781501316166
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944246635

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