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I don't care about the truth, tell me a good story: narrativity as discourse, credibility as condition

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Barragán, Paco
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-24T14:40:33Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-24T14:40:33Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.issn 2489-6748 (electronic)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/111279
dc.description.abstract The advent of the 21st century has brought with it a more complex and contradictory society. The progressive integration of consumer society, mass media, technological innovations in the field of communications, internet and social media has created an extremely visual and hyper-narrative society that can be framed as the storytelling society in the American-driven West. This hyper-narrativity has degenerated into what has been termed “infodemic” or informative pandemic, merged with older concepts like fake news, conspiracy theory and post-truth. I suggest, as filter of or counterpower to this hyper-narrativity, the concept of “credibility.” Departing from Niklas Luhmann’s “trust-confidence” theory, the “credibility” theory reflects our “liquid” 21st-century society—in which modernist concepts like “truth,” “fake,” “false” and “veracity” have loosened their meanings—by proposing a “credibility factor” that is closely related to the experience of the receiver and defined by its relationship to the sender through the mass and social media sphere. en
dc.format.extent Pages 12-29
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries POPULAR INQUIRY: The Journal of the Aesthetics of Kitsch, Camp and Mass Culture en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 5(2021):1
dc.subject.other Social sciences en
dc.title I don't care about the truth, tell me a good story: narrativity as discourse, credibility as condition en
dc.type J Muu elektroninen julkaisu fi
dc.subject.keyword Narrativity en
dc.subject.keyword Credibility en
dc.subject.keyword Post-Truth en
dc.subject.keyword Fake News en
dc.subject.keyword Niklas Luhmann en
dc.subject.keyword Conspiracy Theories en
dc.subject.keyword Trust-Confidence en
dc.subject.keyword Infodemic en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-2021112410435
dc.type.dcmitype text en
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