Nationalism on the Internet

Nationalism on the Internet: Critical Theory and Ideology in the Age of Social Media and Fake News

By Christian Fuchs

Advancing an applied Marxist theory of nationalism, Fuchs explores nationalist discourse in the world of contemporary digital capitalism that is shaped by social media, big data, fake news, targeted advertising, bots, algorithmic politics, and a high-speed online attention economy. Through two case studies of the German and Austrian 2017 federal elections, the book goes on to develop a critical theory of nationalism that is grounded in the works of Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, and Eric J. Hobsbawm.

Advanced students and scholars of Marxism, nationalism, media, and politics won't want to miss Fuchs' latest in-depth study of social media and politics that uncovers the causes, structures, and consequences of nationalism in the age of social media and fake news.

Contents

1. Introduction
Part 1. Foundations of a Marxist Theory of Nationalism 
2. Bourgeois Theories of Nationalism 
3. Marx’s Concept of Nationalism 
4. Otto Bauer’s and Rosa Luxemburg’s Opposing Theories of the Nation and Nationalism 
5. Contemporary Marxist Theories of Nationalism 
Part 2. Nationalism on Social Media
6. German Nationalism on Social Media in the 2017 Elections to the Bundestag 
7. Online Nationalism and Social Media-Authoritarianism in the Context of the ÖVP/FPÖ-Government in Austria 
8. Conclusion: A Society of the Commons Beyond Authoritarianism and Nationalism

Christian Fuchs is a professor of media and communication studies at the University of Westminster, and a member of IAMCR.

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Title: Nationalism on the Internet: Critical Theory and Ideology in the Age of Social Media and Fake News
Author: Christian Fuchs
Published: 2019
Pages: 314
Publisher: Routledge

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