Digital Capitalism, Datafication, and Media Education Critical Perspectives

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https://doi.org/10.7577/seminar.4493

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Media Education, Datafication, Digital Capitalism, Data Literacy, Big Data Literacy, Critical Data Literacy, Criticality, AI, Algorithms, global education industry

Abstract

As digitization and datafication continue to extend into all areas of society, digital capitalism becomes equally ubiquitous and universal. Digital capitalism, and related phenomena such as data, surveillance or platform capitalism, operate on the basis of a comprehensive expropriation and exploitation of personal data profiles. It functionalizes life worlds and places of education to an unprecedented extent.

This special issue is responding to the following questions: What position/s can media education in research and application take to respond to these developments? Which theories, concepts and methods help to formulate adequate analytical, critical and transformative answers?

Valentin Dander, Theo Hug, Ina Sander and Rachel Shanks

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Published

2021-08-31

How to Cite

Dander, V., Hug, T., Sander, I., & Shanks, R. (2021). Digital Capitalism, Datafication, and Media Education: Critical Perspectives. Seminar.net, 17(2). https://doi.org/10.7577/seminar.4493

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Editorial