[Air-L] New Book: Reckoning with Social Media

Tero Karppi tero.karppi at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 10:55:20 PST 2022

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the publication of *Reckoning with Social Media**.
*More information below.



Tero Karppi, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Toronto

--Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM)
--Faculty of Information (St. George)


-- Disconnect <https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/disconnect>
-- Undoing Networks <https://meson.press/books/undoing-networks/>

*Reckoning with Social Media*


Once celebrated for connecting people and circulating ideas, social media
are facing mounting criticisms about their anticompetitive reach, addictive
design, and toxicity to democracy. Known cumulatively as the “techlash,”
journalists, users, and politicians are asking social media platforms to
account for being too big, too engaging, and too unruly. In the age of the
techlash, strategies to regulate how platforms operate technically,
economically, and legally, are often stacked against individual tactics to
manage the effects of social media by disconnecting from them. These
disconnection practices—from restricting screen time and detoxing from
device use to deleting apps and accounts—often reinforce rather than
confront the ways social media organize attention, everyday life, and

Reckoning with Social Media challenges the prevailing critique of social
media that pits small gestures against big changes, that either celebrates
personal transformation or champions structural reformation. This edited
volume reframes evaluative claims about disconnection practices as either
restorative or reformative of current social media systems by beginning
where other studies conclude: the ambivalence, commodification, and
complicity of separating from social media.



Introduction: Reckoning with Social Media in the Pandemic Denouement

Aleena Chia, Ana Jorge, and Tero Karppi

OA PDF: https://rowman.com/webdocs/reckoningwithsocialmediaintroduction.pdf

Why Disconnecting Matters? Towards a Critical Research Agenda on Online

Magdalena Kania-Lundholm

The Ontological Insecurity of Disconnecting: A Theory of Echolocation and
the Self

Annette N. Markham

‘Hey! I’m back after a 24h #DigitalDetox!’: Influencers posing

Ana Jorge and Marco Pedroni

Privacy, energy, time and moments stolen: Social media experiences pushing
towards disconnection

Trine Syvertsen and Brita Ytre-Arne

Quitting Digital Culture: Rethinking Agency in a Beyond-Choice Ontology

Zeena Feldman

Ethics and Experimentation in The Light Phone and Google Digital Wellbeing

Aleena Chia and Alex Beattie

OA PDF: https://rowman.com/webdocs/reckoningwithsocialmediachapter6.pdf

>From digital detox to 24/365 disconnection: between dependency tactics and
resistance strategies in Brazil

Marianna Ferreira Jorge and Julia Salgado

Overcoming Forced Disconnection: Disentangling the Professional and the
Personal in Pandemic Times

Christoffer Bagger and Stine Lomborg

Disconnecting on Two Wheels: Bike touring, leisure and reimagining networks

Pedro Ferreira and Airi Lampinen

Analogue Nostalgia: Examining Critiques of Social Media

Clara Wieghorst

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