Friday, Nov 20, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Ronald Hutton
Times Higher Education (12 November 2009)

“History: fact or fiction? Ronald Hutton’s early experience of discerning reality from fantasy has coloured his view of the subject since.”

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//Mixed media

Authenticity Issues and the New Intimacies

// Marginal Utility

"The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.

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