ReClaiming Participation

Technology – Mediation – Collectivity

Edited by Mathias Denecke, Anne Ganzert, Isabell Otto, and Robert Stock

Transcript-Verlag

ReClaiming Participation

Pub Date: May 2016

ISBN: 9783837629224

230 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

ReClaiming Participation

Technology – Mediation – Collectivity

Edited by Mathias Denecke, Anne Ganzert, Isabell Otto, and Robert Stock

Transcript-Verlag

This volume unravels the debates on the »Participation Age«: Instead of perpetuating visions of social »all-inclusion« or the »digital divide«, the collection reclaims collectivity as an effect of technological and historical conditions. Thinking of participation both as promise and duty, the contributions analyse the attractions and impositions connected to the socio-technical formation of collectivities. The constraints of participation are addressed by focusing on the mutual shaping of user practices and technological environments. It is hence a relational thinking that allows specifying the manifold interconnections of technology, practices and discourses.

About the Author

Mathias Denecke is a PhD student at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Anne Ganzert is a PhD student at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Isabell Otto (PhD) is junior professor for Media Studies at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Robert Stock (MA) coordinates the research initiative »Media and Participation« at the University of Konstanz, Germany.