He integrates socio-economic understandings of the 'information society' with the cultural studies approach to production, use, and consumption of digital media and multimedia. Still refreshingly readable and packed with new examples; Understanding Digital Culture:
- Includes new and updated material on work and commodity production in digital capitalism, "slacktivism", industrial espionage and major bank hacks, the rise of mobile dating apps, and cyber-bullying alongside trolling.
- Unpacks how the information society is transforming and challenging traditional notions of crime, resistance, war and protest, community, intimacy and belonging.
- Crosses disciplines to give a balanced account of the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the information society.
- Illuminates the increasing importance of mobile, wireless and converged media technologies in everyday life.
- Charts the changing cultural forms associated with new media and its consumption, including music, gaming, microblogging and online identity.
- Illustrates the above through a series of contemporary, in-depth case studies of digital culture.
This is the perfect text for students looking for a full account of the information society, virtual cultures, sociology of the Internet and new media.