Technoliberalism and the End of Participatory Culture in the United States

  • Adam Fish

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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    Pages 21-56
  3. Adam Fish
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-217

About this book


This book examines whether television can be used as a tool not just for capitalism, but for democracy. Throughout television’s history, activists have attempted to access it for that very reason. New technologies provided brief openings, but these were often short-lived. This book elaborate on this history by using ethnographic data upon a new iteration of liberalism, technoliberalism, which sees Silicon Valley technology and the free market of Hollywood end the need for a politics of participation. 


Cultural Anthropology Technoliberalism Sociology of Media Digital Sociology Internet Studies Sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Adam Fish
    • 1
  1. 1.Lancaster University SociologyBailrigg, LancasterUnited Kingdom

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