All Voices Heard?: The Participatory Web and American Democracy

All Voices Heard?: The Participatory Web and American Democracy

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This thesis is a cultural and textual analysis of the role of participatory web technologies in American politics. It begins with an examination of popular and academic thought regarding democracy and an explanation of terminology and theoretical assumptions. It uses social and political theory alongside cultural studies scholarship to argue for a critical reassessment of the potential roles of participatory web technology in the service of democracy.The structure of the wiki space provides a unique and effective tool for spin and indoctrination, whose power of re- ... In 2006, a group of self-identified conservatives set out to create an online quick- reference website that was free of aquot;liberal ... Conservapedia, a wiki-based internet encyclopedia, began as an information resource for aquot;advanced, college-bound homeschoolersaquot; (aquot; Conservapedia: Aboutaquot; par.

Title:All Voices Heard?: The Participatory Web and American Democracy
Publisher:ProQuest - 2009

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