New PDF release: Digital Media and Society: An Introduction

By Adrian Athique

The upward thrust of electronic media has been largely considered as remodeling the character of our social adventure within the twenty-first century. the rate with which new varieties of connectivity and verbal exchange are being included into our daily lives usually supplies us little time to prevent and view the social implications of these practices. still, it's significantly very important that we achieve this, and this sociological advent to the sphere of electronic applied sciences is meant to permit a deeper figuring out in their favorite function in daily life.

The primary theoretical and moral debates at the sociology of the electronic media are provided in available summaries, starting from economic climate and expertise to criminology and sexuality. Key theoretical paradigms are explored via a vast diversity of latest social phenomena – from social networking and digital lives to the increase of cybercrime and identification robbery, from the utopian beliefs of digital democracy to the Orwellian nightmare of the surveillance society, from the unfastened software program move to the results of on-line shopping.

As an entry-level pathway for college kids in sociology, media, communications and cultural stories, the purpose of this paintings is to situate the increase of electronic media in the context of a posh and quickly altering world.

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