Communication in the Era of Attention Scarcity

  • Waddick Doyle
  • Claudia Roda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Waddick Doyle, Claudia Roda
    Pages 1-6
  3. Dominique Boullier
    Pages 63-73
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 141-143

About this book


This book examines a series of phenomena that have accompanied the development of digital technology and focuses on the attentional processes that these phenomena have in common. Across the social order, complaints are growing about a lack of attention as well as an overriding push by corporations and institutions to capture and mobilize attention. With a particular focus on social attention, the book highlights the need for an increased awareness about the agents that shape attention in our society, the effects that these agents (attempt to) produce, and the means by which individuals and groups may increase their control overpersonal and social attention. With a range of academic perspectives, this book is a crucial read for understanding the changing shape of political, business and personal communication.


Attention economy media convergence info-glut information overload death of distance time space compression attention management social attention

Editors and affiliations

  • Waddick Doyle
    • 1
  • Claudia Roda
    • 2
  1. 1.The American University of ParisParisFrance
  2. 2.The American University of ParisParisFrance

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