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Author Lupton, Deborah.

Title Digital sociology / Deborah Lupton.

Publication Info. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    302.231 LUP    Available
Description v, 230 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-219) and index.
Summary "New digital media technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life and social relations for many people in developed societies, and increasingly in developing societies. Preschools and child-care centres are now starting to advertise that they offer tablet computers as part of their facilities. At the other end of the lifespan, Wiis are used to support mobility for the residents of aged care facilities and social media and self-tracking devices are being introduced to older people to assist them in living independently. Digital technologies are also increasingly used for political purposes, including social activism, as well for criminal activities. Digital sociology provides a means by which the impact, development and use of these technologies and their incorporation into social worlds and concepts of selfhood may be investigated, analysed and understood"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction: life is digital -- Theorising digital society -- Reconceptualising research in the digital era -- The digitised academic -- A critical sociology of big data -- The diversity of digital technology use -- Digital politics and citizen digital public engagement -- The digitised body/self -- Conclusion.
Subject Digital media -- Social aspects.
Technology -- Sociological aspects.
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9781315776880 (ebook)
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Standard No. 40024657099

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