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Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

Jessa Lingel


Whether by accidental keystroke or deliberate tinkering, technology is often used in ways that are unintended and unimagined by its designers and inventors. In this book, Jessa Lingel offers an account of digital technology use that looks beyond Silicon Valley and college dropouts-turned-entrepreneurs. Instead, Lingel tells stories from the margins of countercultural communities that have made the Internet meet their needs, subverting established norms of how digital technologies should be used. Lingel presents three case studies that contrast the imagined uses of the web to its lived and ofte ... More

Keywords: Digital technologies, Community, Counterculture, social media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036214
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036214.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessa Lingel, author
University of Pennsylvania