Digital Sociologies


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Policy Press
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6.6 X 9.4 X 1.2 inches | 1.85 pounds

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About the Author

Jessie Daniels is a professor, author and an internationally recognized expert on the Internet manifestations of racism. She is the author of two books about race and various forms of media, as well as dozens of peer-reviewed articles in journals such as New Media & Society, Gender & Society, American Journal of Public Health, and Women's Studies Quarterly. She co-founded Racism Review, with Joe R. Feagin, and was awarded a Ford Foundation grant for JustPublics@365. In 2014, Contexts Magazine profiled her as "Pioneering Digital Sociology. Karen Gregory is a lecturer in Digital Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on contemporary spirituality, precarity, entrepreneurialism and digital media. Her writings have appeared in Women's Studies Quarterly, Women and Performance, The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, and Visual Studies. Karen is the founder of CUNY Graduate Center's Digital Labor Working Group, which was featured in The Atlantic. Tressie McMillan Cottom is a former fellow at the Microsoft Social Media Collective, the Center for Poverty Research at UC-Davis and she serves on the American Sociological Association's "Task Force on Engaging Sociology". Her work has examined education expansion, media, technology and the intersections of race, class and gender. And her publications have appeared in Contexts, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine and Human Affairs as well as edited volumes. Tressie's public sociology has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic and NPR. Her blog and social media accounts have numerous citations and awards.


"Really interesting."--Sarah Mirk "Bitch Media "
"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
"In this rather eclectic collection of 29 chapters from 35 authors, the editors attempt to bring to light the potential contributions that sociology may offer to understanding the digital world in which humans now exist. More broadly, however, this is a clarion call to the discipline of sociology to reassert itself as a leader in developing methods to study human lived experience and reexamine its scholarly review processes. The editors warn of wholesale 'poaching' of classically trained young sociologists by other academic departments more fully addressing digital existence, and make a strong, impassioned plea for sociology to develop this sub-discipline further--and faster--if it is to remain relevant. This book is a fine first step in addressing these articulated concerns and in laying a framework for areas of future contribution, especially in how structures, institutions, and everyday micro-level interactions are being transformed--and transforming--human existence. Highly recommended."--J. R. Mitrano, Central Connecticut State University "Choice "
"A wealth of scholarship to explore the challenge of digital. The book engages with a range of theoretical questions, including challenging the digital/traditional sociology binary, the role of institutions, digital's impact on eduction, the racialized practices of Twitch, the meaning of motherhood, the quantified self, the question of the body, and the digital sociological imagination. The eclectic range of scholars, offering perspectives from across the academic life course and deploying examples from across the world, create an important intervention into our understanding of this emerging, and perhaps as a result of this book, established, field of study. Ultimately the book is a call for a new community of scholars to engage with this most important element of contemporary life."--Dave O'Brien "New Books Network "