Public scholarship in the platform university: social media and the challenge of populism

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Abstract

Social media has figured prominently in two literatures in recent years: the rise of authoritarian populism and the desirability of publicly engaged scholarship. This paper connects these two usually isolated areas of study through comparison of the role social media plays in each, identifying a tendency to avoid the complexity of this influence by failing to treat these services as platform infrastructures. It argues for a framework of platform literacy to support public scholarship through digital platforms in the face of the populist challenge which can now be found across the most prominent social media platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-207
Number of pages15
JournalGlobalisation, Societies and Education
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • engagement
  • platforms
  • populism
  • Publics
  • scholarship

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