Polity blog posts highlight new and recent books published by us, often with the comments and views of the authors themselves.
Filter bubbles and echo chambers have become very widely accepted concepts – so much so that even Barack Obama referenced the filter bubble idea in is farewell speech as President. They’re now frequently used to claim that our current media environments – and in particular social media … Read More
In the last couple of years, the utopian ideas that inspired the pioneers of networked digital technology – and fuelled countless marketing campaigns – have given way to a growing disillusionment. Technology is increasingly being seen as a threat, not just to democracy but also to our … Read More
I guess I’ve been writing about stories in different ways, largely in the field of Critical Sexualities Studies, since the mid 1970s: and I have also felt personally the importance of storytelling in my life. Stories of my ‘coming out’ experiences when I … Read More