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This book shows that the culture of recommendation algorithms erpetuates the neoliberal conception of citizens freedom as something redu. The Burden of Choice examines how recommendations for Lignin Biodegradation products media news romanticartners and even cosmetic surgery operations are roduced and experienced online Fundamentally concerned with how the recommendation has come to serve as a form of control that frames a contemporary American as heteronormative white and well.
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