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Digital Sociologies


February 9, 2017 Dave O’Brien

How do we do sociology in the digital era? In Digital Sociologies (Policy Press, 2016) Jessie DanielsProfessor of Sociology at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNYKaren Gregory a Lecturer in Digital Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, and Tressie McMillan Cottomassistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, have brought together 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.

February 28, 2017 at 10:55AM
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