Expanding digital divides research: a critical political economy of social media

Dahlberg, Lincoln (2015) Expanding digital divides research: a critical political economy of social media. Communication Review, 18 4: 271-293. doi:10.1080/10714421.2015.1085777


Author Dahlberg, Lincoln
Title Expanding digital divides research: a critical political economy of social media
Journal name Communication Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1547-7487
1071-4421
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10714421.2015.1085777
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 271
End page 293
Total pages 23
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract This paper highlights, through a critical political economy approach, a number of inequalities, or “divides,” that have been neglected in digital divides research, divides arising from the domination of social media platform ownership by a few for-profit corporations. As a result, the paper calls for an expansion of digital divides research to include a critical examination of the empowerment relations flowing from the contexts of digital media technologies themselves and not just the contexts of users.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Publications
Official 2016 Collection
 
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