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What does it mean to live in a digital society?

Does social media empower political activism?

How do we form and express our identity in a digital age?

Do algorithms and search engine results have a social role?

How have software and hardware transformed how we interact with each other?


In the early 21st century, digital media and the social have become irreversibly intertwined. In this cutting-edge introduction, Simon Lindgren explores what it means to live in a digital society.

With succinct explanations of the key concepts, debates and theories you need to know, this is a must-have resource for students exploring digital media, social media, media and society, data and society, and the internet.

“An engaging story of the meaning digital media have in societies. The writing is relatable, with diverse and comprehensive references to theories. Above all, this is a fun book on what a contemporary digital society looks like!”
- Professor Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois at Chicago

Simon Lindgren is Professor of Sociology at Umeå University in Sweden. He is also the director of DIGSUM, an interdisciplinary academic research centre studying the social dimensions of digital technology.


 
Digital Society
 
Social Media Platforms
 
Beyond Optimism and Pessimism
 
Interaction and Identity
 
Communities and Networks
 
Visuality and Visibility
 
Emotions and Affect
 
Power and Exploitation
 
Activism and Mobilisation
 
Datafication and Algorithms
 
Software and Devices
 
Researching Digital Society
 
Epilogue: Digital Media and Social Change

“An engaging story of the meaning digital media have in societies. The writing is relatable, with diverse and comprehensive references to theories. Above all, this is a fun book on what a contemporary digital society looks like!”

Professor Zizi Papacharissi
University of Illinois at Chicago

I was not able to access this book from the details you sent..

Mr Martin Spier
Linguistics, Canterbury Christ Church University
May 1, 2022

I regard the content as very up-to-date and useful for the discussion in class. Convincing examples are given.

Professor Ralf Kreutzer
Marketing, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
February 4, 2022

Very accessible for students. provides a detailed exploration of digital media and key concepts, including networked individualism. Not juts good for media students, but for various social scientists.

Dr Erin Pritchard
Dept of Social Sciences, Liverpool Hope University
February 2, 2022

In the early 21st century, the worlds of the digital and the social have become irreversibly intertwined: we are now truly living in a digital society. This is Simon Lindgren's starting point for his comprehensive new analysis of the contemporary media landscape. His book introduces the central theories through which to frame digital society - the hot topics that have come to dominate both scholarly and public debates and the key research methods used in the field. It features:
Succinct explanations of key concepts and theories Practical exercises to aid understanding and allow students to apply to their learning Further reading sections to help students explore the relevant literature and enhance their own research Guidance on key research methods such as digital ethnography, thematic analysis and text mining Up-to-date, recognizable examples including Twitter, trolling and the selfie. Sitting at the cutting edge of new media research, this is the must-have text for students of the digital society

Dr Erlis Cela
Communications, Beder University
August 21, 2022

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