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Online conspiracy theories, digital platforms and secondary orality: toward a sociology of online monsters

ContributorsVenturini, Tommasoorcid
Published inTheory, culture & society, vol. 39, no. 5, p. 61-80
Publication date2022-03-05
First online date2022-03-05
Abstract

Reviving the somewhat forgotten notion of ‘secondary orality’, this paper conceptualizes online conspiracism as a creative, if monstrous, response to the attention economy of social media. Combining classic literature on oral cultures and current research on online subcultures, this paper takes conspiratorial folklore seriously and develops a program of research into its features and into its surprising adaptation to the attention regime of digital media.

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VENTURINI, Tommaso. Online conspiracy theories, digital platforms and secondary orality: toward a sociology of online monsters. In: Theory, culture & society, 2022, vol. 39, n° 5, p. 61–80. doi: 10.1177/02632764211070962
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