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Neil Selwyn
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What is Digital Sociology?

Neil Selwyn


Polity Press



152 pages

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The rise of digital technology is transforming the world in which we live. Our digitalized societies demand new ways of thinking about the social, and this short book introduces readers to an approach that can deliver this: digital sociology.

Neil Selwyn examines the concepts, tools and practices that sociologists are developing to analyze the intersections of the social and the digital. Blending theory and empirical examples, the five chapters highlight areas of inquiry where digital approaches are taking hold and shaping the discipline of sociology today. The book explores key topics such as digital race and digital labor, as well as the fast-changing nature of digital research methods and diversifying forms of digital scholarship.

Designed for use in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, this timely introduction will be an invaluable resource for all sociologists seeking to focus their craft and thinking toward the social complexities of the digital age.

By:   Neil Selwyn
Imprint:   Polity Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 139mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   224g
ISBN:   9781509527113
ISBN 10:   1509527117
Series:   What is Sociology?
Pages:   152
Publication Date:   December 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Neil Selwyn is a Professor at Monash University, Australia

This is an insightful and informative contribution to the burgeoning literature on digital sociology, recognizing what is distinctive about it while acknowledging what it shares with other fields. Mark Carrigan, University of Cambridge Neil Selwyn's book is a valuable introduction to the emerging subfield of digital sociology, which it seeks to locate both in an established sociological tradition and in very contemporary research. The book's approach, readability, pace and tone will make it very attractive to students as a source for debate, elaboration or contention. Karen Gregory, University of Edinburgh

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