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Title Causes and symptoms of socio-cultural polarization : role of information and communication technologies / Israr Qureshi, Babita Bhatt, Samrat Gupta, Amit Anand Tiwari, editors
Published Singapore : Springer, [2022]


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Contents Chapter 1. Introduction to the Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Polarization (Israr Qureshi, Babita Bhatt, Samrat Gupta and Amit Anand Tiwari) -- Part I: Techniques and Methods -- Chapter 2. A Schelling-opinion model based on integration of opinion formation with residential segregation (Victoria Arcon, Juan Pablo Pinasco and Ines Caridi) -- Chapter 3. The dynamics of Online opinion formation: Polarization around vaccine development for COVID-19 (Gaurav Jain, Avinash Bapu Sreenivas, Samrat Gupta and Amit Anand Tiwari) -- Chapter 4. Investigating Dynamics of Polarization of Youtube True and Fake News Channels (Manideepto Das, Priya Singh and Adrija Majumdar) -- Part II: Social Aspects of Polarization -- Chapter 5. The Polarization about Bushfires in Australia (Zhiwen Zhang and Babita Bhatt) -- Chapter 6. (De) polarizing ICT Debates of Reservations and Affirmative Action Policy: A Plea for Reparations in India and the U.S. (K.C. Nat Turner, Nagaraju Gundemeda and Sabiha Sultana) -- Part III: Cultural Aspects of Polarization -- Chapter 7. Impact of ICT on Literary Censorship: A Study of Selected Controversial Texts in Contemporary India (Fujeena Abdul Kader and Upender Gundala) -- Chapter 8. Investigating Social Media Induced Polarization on National Education Policy 2020 (Bhavna Sharma and Kirti Vasuja) -- Chapter 9. Media Bias and Bollywood: An untold story (Gaurav Jain, Snehanshu Suman, Samrat Gupta and Amit Anand Tiwari) -- Part IV: Consequences and Outcomes of Polarization: Trends and Future Research Directions -- Chapter 10. Polarization in Information Ethics: The Debates between Privacy and Common Goods in the Chinese Social Credit System (Zhiwen Zhang and Babita Bhatt) -- Chapter 11. A Comprehensive Review on Countering Rumours in the Age of Online Social Media Platforms (Amir Ebrahimi Fard and Trivik Verma) -- Chapter 12. Future Research Directions in Polarization (Israr Qureshi, Babita Bhat, Samrat Gupta and Amit Anand Tiwari) -- Index
Summary This book explores cultural polarization resultant decline in social cohesion in society and how information and communication technologies exacerbate the cultural polarization through phenomenon such as "echo chambers" of information that damage the quality of online discourse. This book examines the nature of the information that is shared. Further this book identifies how the quality of online discourse and polarization induced through it leads to offline harm and negative outcomes in our society. This book discusses how wide-ranging information exchange on digital media can lead to two scenarios, namely, the formation of the public sphere or the formation of echo chambers. While the public sphere, which promotes greater diversity, is a well-researched domain, substantially less research has been conducted on echo chambers in relation to sociocultural activities, products or services. This book states that polarization induced by the formation and evolution of echo chambers in sociocultural realm such as around epidemic outbreaks, vaccination, healthcare, education, and climate change is an emerging avenue of research due to its enormous impact in the shaping of our society. Therefore, this book argues that understanding the characteristics of sociocultural products related controversies is critical and valuable in developing interventions to reduce unhealthy societal and organizational polarisations. The development of systematic knowledge is required to understand and address such a large scale and complex societal challenge so as to facilitate a deeper understanding and offer solutions to the growing issue of polarization in sociocultural context driven primarily through echo chambers. This book examines how technology enabled social media usage increases, and the complex structural outcomes such as echo chambers are likely to have an increasingly important role in shaping public opinion. This book appeals to readers with interest in developing a deeper and broader understanding of issues and initiatives related to the polarization of opinions on cultural products. These include readers and scholars from various disciplines, along with engaged organizational leaders, activists, policy makers, and common citizens.
Notes Includes index
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Subject Polarization (Social sciences)
Social conflict.
Digital media -- Social aspects
Disinformation -- Social aspects
Digital media -- Social aspects.
Polarization (Social sciences)
Social conflict.
Form Electronic book
Author Qureshi, Israr, editor
Bhatt, Babita, editor
Gupta, Samrat, editor
Tiwari, Amit Anand, editor
ISBN 9789811652684