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Die expressive Praxis der Soziologie und die extensive Theorie der Gesellschaft

Raffael Hiden

The Two-sided Web: A review of the role of social media in fostering political polarisation

Viviana Díaz Frias
Political polarisation seems to be an inherent feature of modern society. Without being a new phenomenon, its spread is closely related to the effects of the mediatisation of society. The irruption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has fostered the emergence of new scenarios for the manifestation of these differences: social media. Different works by academics, such as Bruns (2019), Cosentino (2020), Navarria (2019), Sunstein (2017) and van Dijck (2013), have worked on how social...

\"Shame on you!\": Justice-seeking, public humiliation and entertainment in the digital era

Mariia Aleksevych
Features of modern information and communication technologies change social interactions, making them easier but not necessarily more meaningful, and the same pertains to shaming. Online call-outs are a tool for activists to demand societal change or legal reform with some successful instances; however, they have not been confirmed to be effective at raising societal morality and consciousness. Online shaming has both pedagogical and entertainment components and can have a wide range of actors as well...

Anfänge Zionistischer Frauenorganisationen in Österreich: verpasste Gelegenheiten - genutzte Chancen

Dieter J. Hecht & Louise Hecht

Czollek, Max: Desintegriert Euch! München: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co. KG 2018, 207 Seiten

Julia Stallinger

Trauerkommunikation auf Facebook: Ein soziales Netzwerk als ‚virtueller Friedhof‘?

Annika Maria Mayer
This article deals with the communication of mourning, remembrance and commemoration on the social media platform Facebook. Using the method of qualitative semi-structured interviews, it examines and explains how and in what way affected persons and relatives communicate on the mourning and memorial pages and what effects this communication has on the grieving process and the memory of the deceased. It becomes apparent that Facebook as a kind of 'virtual cemetery' is not a complete...

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