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Digital Sociologies now Published

Karen Gregory co-editor

Digital SociologiesProviding a much needed overview of the growing field of digital sociology, this handbook connects digital media technologies to the traditional sociological areas of study, like labour, culture, education, race, class and gender. Rooted in a critical understanding of inequality as foundational to digital sociology and is edited by leaders in the field. It includes topics ranging from web analytics, wearable technologies, social media analysis and digital labour. This rigorous, accessible text explores contemporary dilemmas and problems of the digital age in relation to inequality, institutions and social identity, making it suitable for use for a global audience on a variety of social science courses and beyond. Offering an important step forward for the discipline of sociology Digital sociologies is an important intellectual benchmark in placing digital at the forefront of investigating the social. 

Reviews

In this cutting-edge book, innovative scholars with an impressive array of sociological perspectives probe major dimensions of our increasingly pervasive digital world. . . . A book for all concerned about the digital revolution and the future of global democracy. --Joe Feagin, Texas A & M University, former president of the American Sociological Association

An in-depth conceptual analysis of everyday life an invaluable and essential contribution I highly recommend it. --Emma Bond, University of Suffolk

An exciting volume of essays addressing new digital sociologies. . . . Timely and engaging and confront[ing] more conventional sociologies with a new upstart in the field. --John Holmwood, University of Nottingham

A comprehensive account of the digital sociology project whose scope is startling in its ambition and which shows how the digital has implications for nearly all sociological topics, questions, and problems. --David Beer, University of York

To read more about this edited volume or to purchase a copy, please visit the Policy Press website. The volume is also available for purchase on Amazon.

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