Control, Identity, Self-governmentality. A Foucauldian approach to Web 2.0

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Abstract

This essay aims to show the applicability of some of the theoretical assumptions made by Michel Foucault to the analysis of web 2.0. Foucault’s complex thought has been heavily debated in the academic worlds, and this debate continues today, nearly thirty years after his death. I will not, therefore, look at this debate in depth, but will instead take only some Foucauldian topics into account, in order to examine a number of issues in relation to the web.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPAST, FUTURE AND CHANGE:CONTEMPORARY ANALYSIS OF EVOLVING MEDIA SCAPE
EditorsIlija Tomanic Trivundza, NICO CARPENTIER, Hannu Nieminem, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Ebba Sundin, Tobias Olsson, Richard Kilborn
Pages309-327
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • identity
  • self-governmentality
  • social control
  • web 2.0

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