• Mark A. Wood
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture book series (PSCMC)


This chapter argues that fight pages represent an example of an emergent online phenomenon that might be termed antisocial media: participatory websites dedicated to hosting and sympathetically curating footage of transgression. In it, I unpack my conceptualization of antisocial media, and map the theoretical framework of this study. To adequately understand the impact of different antisocial media platforms, I argue that we must be attentive to both the content they distribute, and their technological form. Further, we must treat the content and form of antisocial media platforms as ultimately inextricable. It concludes by setting out the book’s structure and detailing its focus on the software and ‘technological unconscious of social media’


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  • Mark A. Wood
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  1. 1.CriminologyUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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