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Antisocial MediaAnxious Labor in the Digital Economy$
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Greg Goldberg

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781479829989

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479829989.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Antisocial Media

Greg Goldberg

NYU Press

The first half of this chapter introduces the scope, argument, and theoretical orientation of the book. It also summarizes the debates surrounding the antisocial thesis in queer theory and offers a brief defence of this line of thinking. The second half of the chapter contains a summary of each of the remaining chapters and reiterates the overall argument of the book: that concerns about playbor, automation, and the sharing economy mask a deeper anxiety about the degradation of social bonds, and that this anxiety does not simply express an attachment to these bonds, but attempts to restore them by calling readers back to the social.

Keywords:   anxiety, technology, discourse, digital media, queer theory, social, antisocial, sharing economy, automation, playbor

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