"A brilliant work of critical theory. This insightful analysis of the economic and political crises of our time points out the reasons why radical politics have eroded. Fenton also argues that the recent waves of digitally enabled mobilizations around the world may not be what effective democracy really looks like. This rich, well written book raises fascinating questions about the democratizing potential of digital media in neoliberal society. A call to action for scholars across the social sciences."
Lance Bennett, University of Washington
"Rather than repeating the old slogans that make digital media into the savior of democracy, Natalie Fenton's new book anchors networked media in contemporary capitalism. Economic inequality, global financialization, and corporate dominance configure the settings of mediated sociality - and the very centrality of digital media to this economic order provides the opening for the radical politics we need to change the system.'
Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Collegesshow more