Beyond Cyberutopia and Digital Disenchantment: Pragmatic Engagements with and from Within the Internet

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Abstract

In this introduction, we describe how this special issue looks at contemporary digital political practices. It highlights the pragmatic engagements employed by political movements and subjects as they negotiate infrastructural entanglements with visions of resistance, subversion, and survival. The contributions to the special issue are characteristic of such engagements that operate beyond the spectacles of cyberutopia and digital disenchantment. They opt instead to embody or subvert digital infrastructures and offer new political imaginaries and realities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFirst Monday
Volume25
Issue number5
ISSN1396-0466
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2020

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