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The Resource Meaning in the age of social media, by Ganaele Langlois

Meaning in the age of social media, by Ganaele Langlois

Label
Meaning in the age of social media
Title
Meaning in the age of social media
Statement of responsibility
by Ganaele Langlois
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The search for meaning is an essential human activity. It is not simply about agreeing on some definitions about the world, objects, and people, but is also an ethical process of opening up to others and to the world to find new possibilities. Social media corporations commodify our search for meaning by defining the parameters through which we can experience meaningfulness. This new context of meaning requires rethinking the relationships between language, software, and the psyche. Langlois uses case studies of popular social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon, among others) to revisit traditional conceptions of meaning. She develops a new theoretical and methodological framework drawing from post-Fordist theories, software studies, critical theory, and relational psychoanalysis to examine the technical mediation and commodification of the psychic, cultural, and linguistic processes involved in the search for meaning. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langlois, Ganaele
Dewey number
302.3
Index
index present
LC call number
HM741
LC item number
.L36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social networks
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Social media
Label
Meaning in the age of social media, by Ganaele Langlois
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: meaning and social media -- Governing meaning -- Meaning machines -- Meaningfulness and subjectivation -- Social networking and the production of the self -- Being in the world -- Afterword: social data and the politics of existence -- List of tables -- Table 2.1: Glossematics -- Table 2.2: Guattari and glossematics -- Table 2.3: Mixed semiotics -- Acknowledgements
Control code
867001140
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781137356604
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013048679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)867001140
Label
Meaning in the age of social media, by Ganaele Langlois
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: meaning and social media -- Governing meaning -- Meaning machines -- Meaningfulness and subjectivation -- Social networking and the production of the self -- Being in the world -- Afterword: social data and the politics of existence -- List of tables -- Table 2.1: Glossematics -- Table 2.2: Guattari and glossematics -- Table 2.3: Mixed semiotics -- Acknowledgements
Control code
867001140
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781137356604
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013048679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)867001140

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