Abundance: On the experience of living in a world of information plenty

Pablo J. Boczkowski*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The book examines the experience of living in a society that has more information available to the public than ever before. It focuses on the interpretations, emotions, and practices of dealing with this abundance in everyday life. Drawing upon extensive fieldwork and survey research conducted in Argentina, the book inquiries into the role of cultural and structural factors that mediate between the availability of information and the actual consequences for individuals, media, politics, and society. Providing the first book-length account of the topic in the Global South, it concludes that the experience of information abundance is tied to an overall unsettling of society, a reconstitution of how we understand and perform our relationships with others, and a twin depreciation of facts and appreciation of fictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages220
ISBN (Electronic)9780197565742
StatePublished - May 20 2021


  • Entertainment
  • Ethnography
  • Global south
  • Information abundance
  • Information overload
  • Mobile communication
  • News and journalism
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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