Vince Miller's new edition of Understanding Digital Culture is a key reading for everyone who wants to come to grips with the complexities of media, the economy, culture, society, privacy, surveillance, politics, the public sphere, identity, crime, terror, war, community, and the body in the digital age.
The first edition of Understanding Digital Culture set a new benchmark as the most comprehensive, scholarly and accessible introduction to the area. This latest edition, thoroughly updated and substantially expanded, is even better – a perfectly balanced book that combines theory and empirical analysis to illuminate the cutting-edge of cultural and social change.
I have used this book for a course on digital culture (bachelor’s degree). The author provides a wide list of references to literature in the field and have made a beautiful overview of literature, history, and various perspectives. I think it’s a very nice piece of work, which contextualizing a lot of contemporary issues related to digital media, social media, ICT, artificial intelligence. There you can find short introductions to most important theories on digital culture as well.