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The Expressive Turn of Citizenship in Digital Late Modernity
Karlstads universitet, Avdelningen för medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5097-6218
2011 (English)In: eJournal of eDemocracy & Open Government, ISSN 2075-9517, Vol. 3, no 1, 42-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to connect the idea of expressive rationality to current debates on citizenship and political participation online. Socializing, cultural consumption/ production, identity management, information and publication strategies are both different and accentuated in digital, networked and late modern environments. In the paper I argue that the kind of network sociability that is emerging today favours an expressive form of rationality. I also claim that expressive rationality transcends the bipolar instrumental communicative dimension that has been so important for normative theorizing in Political (and Social) Sciences and hence is a more rewarding theoretical concept for understanding political participation in digital late modernity

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Krems, 2011. Vol. 3, no 1, 42-56 p.
Keyword [en]
Expressive Rationality, Late Modernity, Digital Communication, Networked Individualism, Communicative Rationality, Instrumental Rationality
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Media and Communications
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Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206220OAI: diva2:676534
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2013-08-29 Last updated: 2015-03-03Bibliographically approved

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