The SAGE Handbook of Digital Society
- William Housley - Cardiff University, UK
- Adam Edwards - Cardiff University, UK
- Roser Beneito-Montagut - Cardiff University, UK
- Richard Fitzgerald - University of Macau, China
Introductory Sociology | Social Change | Sociology of Culture
This SAGE Handbook brings together cutting edge social scientific research and theoretical insight into the emerging contours of digital society. Chapters explore the relationship between digitisation, social organisation and social transformation at both the macro and micro level, making this a valuable resource for postgraduate students and academics conducting research across the social sciences.
The topics covered are impressively far-ranging and timely, including machine learning, social media, surveillance, misinformation, digital labour, and beyond. This innovative Handbook perfectly captures the state of the art of a field which is rapidly gaining cross-disciplinary interest and global importance, and establishes a thematic framework for future teaching and research.
Part 1: Theorising Digital Societies
Part 2: Researching Digital Societies
Part 3: Sociotechnical Systems and Disruptive Technologies in Action
Part 4: Digital Society and New Social Dilemmas
Part 5: Governance and Regulation
Part 6: Digital Futures
Digital technologies not only catalyse processes of social change, they also call forth new ways of understanding social phenomena. Resisting the temptation to focus on digital social research methods in isolation, this timely and highly original collection demonstrates how digital societies offer a unique opportunity to remaster classic sociological questions and to reorientate the study of social life. The individual contributions cover an impressive range of topics that cross disciplinary silos, scales of analysis, methodological approaches, and theoretical traditions. Together they make for essential reading on the dynamics of social problems and the contours of contemporary society.
Professor David M. Evans, ESRC Centre for Sociodigital Futures, University of Bristol UK