Digital Media and Society
- Simon Lindgren - Professor of Sociology at Umeå University, Sweden
In the early 21st century, digital media and the social have become irreversibly intertwined. In this cutting-edge introduction, author Simon Lindgren explores what it means to live in a digital society. Neatly divided into three sections, Digital Media and Society expertly leads students through:
- Theories: from social media and cyber-optimism, to online social interaction and social change
- Topics: from emotion, participation and the public sphere, to the impact of data, software and mobile technology
- Tools: from digital ethnography, social network analysis and text-mining, to guidance on digital ethics and mixing methods
Digital Media and Society is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate courses exploring digital media, social media, media and society, media sociology, and the Internet.
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"An impressive accomplishment. The book will reward both students and advanced scholars with its comprehensive overview, deft and accessible style, and an array of significant insights contributing to our developing understanding of social media and, most broadly, a coming post-digital society."
"A brilliantly written, essential text for understanding how digital media are changing society and how we can theorize and empirically study digital transformations."
"Digital Media and Society is a remarkably clear and engaging guide to understanding the complex interactions between technology and the everyday. The compelling current examples beautifully illustrate concepts and theories, making learning a pleasant ride."
"an excellent textbook, which should be seriously considered by any instructor teaching an introductory course on digital media."
"...[the author] also does an excellent job of explaining how these strange and often insular scholarly debates relate to societal issues, providing important context for students."
Individual student use for final year project
I used this book and it was extraordinarily valuable. ,y students found it highly accessible and most bought their own copy.
A clear and entertaining introduction to the world of digital media. Very thoughtful and up to date!
A brilliant addition to this emerging body of literature. Robust and accessible analysis for students engaging with 'Virtual Realities' - a new module in our Childhood and Youth Studies suite.
A clear and entertaining introduction to the world of digital media.
Comprehensive and engaging coverage of digital media theory.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch. 6 - Digital Visuality and Visibility