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Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society


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This series analyses the social, economic and political implications of the rapid advances in computing, telecommunications, the globalization of information systems and systems theory.

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The Politics and Policies of Big Data: Big Data, Big Brother?

The Politics and Policies of Big Data: Big Data, Big Brother?

1st Edition

Ann Rudinow Sætnan, Ingrid Schneider, Nicola Green
March 29, 2018

Big Data, gathered together and re-analysed, can be used to form endless variations of our persons - so-called ‘data doubles’. Whilst never a precise portrayal of who we are, they unarguably contain glimpses of details about us that, when deployed into various routines (such as management, policing...

Frontiers in New Media Research

Frontiers in New Media Research

1st Edition

Francis L.F. Lee, Louis Leung, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Donna S.C. Chu
February 12, 2018

This volume puts together the works of a group of distinguished scholars and active researchers in the field of media and communication studies to reflect upon the past, present, and future of new media research. The chapters examine the implications of new media technologies on everyday life,...

The Good ICT Society: From Theory to Actions

The Good ICT Society: From Theory to Actions

1st Edition

Gunilla Bradley
June 01, 2017

What is Quality of Life in a society that has embraced information and communication technology (ICT)? What is Wisdom in this kind of society? And what things are helping or hindering us from having both wisdom and a good quality of life in ICT societies?   Taking the reader through a quick...

Global Youth in Digital Trajectories

Global Youth in Digital Trajectories

1st Edition

Michalis Kontopodis, Christos Varvantakis, Christoph Wulf
April 06, 2017

Global Youth in Digital Trajectories explores the most recent developments regarding youth and media in a global perspective. Representing an innovative contribution to virtual research methods, this book presents research carried out in areas as diverse as Greece, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil,...

Privacy and Capitalism in the Age of Social Media

Privacy and Capitalism in the Age of Social Media

1st Edition

Sebastian Sevignani
March 02, 2016

Grounded in qualitative empirical research about social media users' attitudes towards privacy and surveillance issues, this book contributes to a critical theory of information capitalism by exploring the commodification of privacy and personal data, providing a critical framing of the ongoing...

Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-secular Modernity

Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-secular Modernity

1st Edition

Sam Han
February 09, 2016

Bringing together empirical cultural and media studies of religion and critical social theory, Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the sacred in a post-secular modernity investigates powerful entanglement of religion and new media technologies taking place today, taking stock of the repercussions...

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Information, Networks and Software

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Information, Networks and Software

1st Edition

Jonathan Paul Marshall, James Goodman, Didar Zowghi, Francesca da Rimini
April 20, 2015

This book is the first general social analysis that seriously considers the daily experience of information disruption and software failure within contemporary Western society. Through an investigation of informationalism, defined as a contemporary form of capitalism, it describes the social...

Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

1st Edition

Daniel Trottier, Christian Fuchs
January 27, 2015

This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media. It brings together contributions by social media scholars who explore the connection of social media with revolutions, uprising, protests, power and counter-power, hacktivism...

Is There a Home in Cyberspace?: The Internet in Migrants' Everyday Life and the Emergence of Global Communities

Is There a Home in Cyberspace?: The Internet in Migrants' Everyday Life and the Emergence of Global Communities

1st Edition

Heike Mónika Greschke
April 09, 2014

How is global togetherness possible? How does the availability of the Internet alter migrants' everyday lives and senses of belonging? This book introduces an 'alien people' inhabiting a specific common virtual space in the World Wide Web, while the members of this space - most of them ethnic...

A Normative Theory of the Information Society

A Normative Theory of the Information Society

1st Edition

Alistair S. Duff
September 20, 2013

There is a clear need for a systematic, integrative, and rigorous normative theory of the information society. In this book, Duff offers a prescriptive theory to help to guide the academic and policy communities as they debate the future shape of emerging post-industrial, information-based...

Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies

Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies

1st Edition

Leopoldina Fortunati, Raul Pertierra, Jane Vincent
September 20, 2013

Migrants and diaspora communities are shaped by their use of information and communication technologies. This book explores the multifaceted role played by new media in the re-location of these groups of people, assisting them in their efforts to defeat nostalgia, construct new communities, and...

Urban Youth in China: Modernity, the Internet and the Self

Urban Youth in China: Modernity, the Internet and the Self

1st Edition

Fengshu Liu
June 24, 2013

Fengshu Liu situates the lives of Chinese youth and the growth of the Internet against the backdrop of rapid and profound social transformation in China. In 2008, the total of Internet users in China had reached 253 million (in comparison with 22.5 million in 2001). Yet, despite rapid growth, the...

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