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Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society


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The planet is being transformed by technical change and in particular by the speed of development in information technology. This series brings together the latest research on the social impact of IT and seeks to provide a broad range of case studies and comparative analysis of this phenomena and how it is changing our lives.

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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

Edited By Ann Rudinow Sætnan, Ingrid Schneider, Nicola Green
January 14, 2020

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...

Global Youth in Digital Trajectories

Global Youth in Digital Trajectories

1st Edition

Edited By Michalis Kontopodis, Christos Varvantakis, Christoph Wulf
December 12, 2019

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,...

Frontiers in New Media Research

Frontiers in New Media Research

1st Edition

Edited By 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

By 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 ...

Privacy and Capitalism in the Age of Social Media

Privacy and Capitalism in the Age of Social Media

1st Edition

By 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

By Sam Han
February 22, 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 ...

Hacking Capitalism The Free and Open Source Software Movement

Hacking Capitalism: The Free and Open Source Software Movement

1st Edition

By Johan Söderberg
May 10, 2012

The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement demonstrates how labour can self-organise production, and, as is shown by the free operating system GNU/Linux, even compete with some of the worlds largest firms. The book examines the hopes of such thinkers as Friedrich Schiller, Karl Marx, Herbert...

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

By 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

Edited By 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

By 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 ...

Information Society Studies

Information Society Studies

1st Edition

By Alistair S. Duff
May 03, 2013

We are often told that we are "living in an information society" or that we are "information workers." But what exactly do these claims mean, and how might they be verified? In this important methodological study, Alistair S. Duff cuts through the rhetoric to get to the bottom of the "information ...

A Normative Theory of the Information Society

A Normative Theory of the Information Society

1st Edition

By 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 ...

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