Christian Fuchs on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:52:13 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> March 1: Launch of the book "Digital Demagogue: Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter"

Book Launch:
Digital Demagogue: Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter, by Christian Fuchs
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 19:00
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2HW
117 Boardroom
Organised by Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies, Communication and Media Research Institute and Pluto Press

Christian Fuchs will be giving an introductory talk to “Digital Demagogue”, a timely and topical study of the expressions of ideology, nationalism and authoritarianism in the age of big data, social media and Donald Trump.

We’re all familiar with the ways that Donald Trump uses digital media to communicate, from the ridiculous to the terrifying. This book digs deeper into the use of those tools in politics to show how they have facilitated the rise of authoritarianism, nationalism, and right-wing ideologies around the world.

Christian Fuchs applies an updated theoretical framework that draws on thinkers such as Franz L. Neumann, Rosa Luxemburg, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, Max Horkheimer, Wilhelm Reich, Leo Löwenthal and Klaus Theweleit, to show the pernicious role of social media in the hands of nationalist politicians.

The book is available for pre-order (English: Pluto Press, German: VSA Verlag)

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