The Post-Socialist Internet

How Labor, Geopolitics and Critique Produce the Internet in Lithuania

How is the Internet produced as an infrastructure in post-socialist Lithuania? Migle Bareikyte contributes to the growing field of STS and media studies with a distinct focus on Eastern Europe. She situates the Internet development in Lithuania's telecom industry with the exploration of its labor practices, geopolitical imaginaries, and critical negotiations from a bottom-up perspective. Bareikyte further explores how fieldwork-based research can foster new theorizations of media infrastructures. Finally, she argues for a situated investigation of new places and actors beyond the United States and Western Europe–such as post-socialist regions–in order to explore the diversity of media infrastructures.

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27 January 2022, ca. 252 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5956-6

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Author(s)
Migle Bareikyte
Book title
The Post-Socialist Internet How Labor, Geopolitics and Critique Produce the Internet in Lithuania
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 252
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 10 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5956-6
Commodity Group
1744
BIC-Code
JFD PDR
BISAC-Code
SOC052000 SOC026000 TEC052000
THEMA-Code
JBCT1 PDR
Release date
27 January 2022
Edition
1
Topics
Gesellschaft, Politik, Internet
Readership
STS, Media Studies, Organisational Studies, Sociology, Infrastructure Studies
Keywords/Tags
Internet, Society, Politics, Sociology of Media, Sociology of Technology, Digital Media, Media Studies

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