Paradoxes of Digital Disengagement: In Search of the Opt-Out Button


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University of Westminster Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.39 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Adi Kuntsman is Reader in Digital Politics at the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy, and coordinator of the Digital Politics PhD Pathway, at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Adi specialises in digital politics and online cultures; digital emotions, digital memory and social media militarism. Adi's recent work focuses on the politics of opting out of digital communication; and environmental impacts of digital technologies. Adi is the author of several books, including Figurations of Violence and Belonging: Queerness, Mingranthood and Nationalism in Cyberspace and Beyond and Digital Militarism: Israeli Occupation in the Social Media Age (co-authored with Rebecca L. Stein), and editor of Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion (with Athina Aratzgianni) and Selfie Citizenship. ORCiD: 0000-0002-9970-9866
Esperanza Miyake is a Chancellor's Fellow in Journalism, Media & Communication at the University of Strathclyde, UK, where she is also the Postgraduate Director at the School of Humanities. Esperanza specialises in the critical analyses of gender, race and technology. Her most recent book, The Gendered Motorcycle: Representations in Society, Media and Popular Culture politicises representations of technology in visual culture. Most recently, she has been researching the politics of digital identities, including work on Long Covid and patient narratives. Esperanza has also written for international news outlets such as The New York Times, Newsweek Japan, The Conversation and appeared on BBC Radio 4. ORCiD: 0000-0001-5504-7648


"Essential reading for those who want to move beyond personal digital detoxes to challenge and transform our digital society and economy." Professor Rob Kitchin, author of The Data Revolution and Data Lives

"A must read for those wanting to resist the (digital) exclusion of the marginalised, and the (digital) banishment of the vulnerable." Dr Patrick Williams, author of Data-Driven Policing: The Hardwiring of Discriminatory Policing Practices Across Europe

"Rejecting digital inevitability, this book compellingly shows how collective digital justice is imperative." Dr Benedetta Brevini, author of Is AI Good for the Planet?