The third proposition is that YouTube should be theorized using tools from the
Cultural Studies tradition. ... Power, Surveillance, and Culture in YouTubeTM's
Digital Sphere is significantly different and more complex, as well as timely.
Author: Crick, Matthew
Publisher: IGI Global
Over the last several years, YouTube™ has become a public forum for creative, informative, and political endeavors around the globe. As the website’s influence and appeal continues to grow, questions regarding the legal usage of material, as well as potential governance issues regarding surveillance and political sway, are becoming more relevant. Power, Surveillance, and Culture in YouTube™’s Digital Sphere examines the imaginative, socioeconomic, and innovative features of the video sharing community of YouTube™ and how these areas traverse the digital world. Highlighting theoretical concepts and empirical research, as well as in-depth discussions on cultural studies, participatory experience, and media theory, this publication will appeal to professionals, practitioners, researchers, and students interested in the use of video sharing as a means of surveillance, communication, or personal promotion.