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Abundance: On the Experience of Living in a World of Information Plenty

Pablo J. Boczkowski

Abstract

The book examines the experience of living in a society that has more information available to the public than ever before. It focuses on the interpretations, emotions, and practices of dealing with this abundance in everyday life. Drawing upon extensive fieldwork and survey research conducted in Argentina, the book inquiries into the role of cultural and structural factors that mediate between the availability of information and the actual consequences for individuals, media, politics, and society. Providing the first book-length account of the topic in the Global South, it concludes that the ... More

Keywords: information overload, information abundance, Global South, ethnography, mobile communication, social media, news and journalism, entertainment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197565742
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197565742.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pablo J. Boczkowski, author
Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University

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