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[ecrea] New Book: Uncovering Commenting Culture: Trolls, Fanobys and Lurkers

Thu Jan 18 07:36:11 GMT 2018

The new book: /Uncovering Commenting Culture: Trolls, Fanboys and Lurkers/ is now available from Palgrave.

Uncovering Online Commenting Culture - Trolls, Fanboys | Renee Barnes | Palgrave Macmillan <>

This book charts commenting territory and outlines why we behave in certain ways online, and helps us to understand it....

 From the cover:

In today’s digital world our social interactions often take place in the form of written comments. We chat, disagree, worship, vent, confess, and even attack in written form in public digital spaces. Drawing on scholarly literature from media and cultural studies, psychology and sociology, /Uncovering Commenting Culture/ charts this commenting territory and outlines why we behave in these ways online. In this timely book, Renee Barnes provides a participatory model for understanding commenting culture that is based on the premise that our behaviours online–including those that cause us most the concern–are not so much an internet problem as a social problem. By looking at a wide variety of online commenting habitats, from the comment threads following news stories, through to specialist forums and social media platforms, the volume provides a comprehensive understanding of the role of online commenting in society and provides suggestions for how we might mitigate bad behaviours.

About the book:

  * Systematically looks at why we behave the way we do online, in all
    spaces from the comment threads of news stories, to specialist
    forums, through to social media platforms
  * Draws on a broad range of research including that from media and
    cultural studies, psychology and anthropology
  * Fills a gap by providing scholars who are turning increasing
    attention to the online realm, and students navigating new media, a
    method for interpreting online comments’ role in society

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