Book Review: Allmer, Thomas. (2015). Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification.

  • Petar Jandrić Bicentennial Education Fellow, Education, Community and Society, University of Edinburgh

Abstract


In past years, a number of writers – including Astra Taylor, Cory Doctorow, Howard Rheingold, Christian Fuchs, and others – have published important books about the dynamics of the social media. Yet, Thomas Allmer has managed to find a unique standpoint that provides his book with a much-deserved place in this somewhat cluttered research space. Based on a combination of in-depth theoretical inquiry and sound quantitative research, Critical Theory and Social Media addresses issues pertaining to theory and practice in equal depth – thus walking the walk of critical social praxis.

Author Information

Petar Jandrić, Bicentennial Education Fellow, Education, Community and Society, University of Edinburgh

Professor of Digital Learning, University of Applied Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

Published
05-Jun-2016
How to Cite
Jandrić, P. (2016, June 5). Book Review: Allmer, Thomas. (2015). Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification. Concept, 7(1), 3. Retrieved from http://concept.lib.ed.ac.uk/article/view/2480
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