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Sociological Theory in the Digital Age

1st Edition

By Gabe Ignatow


136 pages

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Paperback: 9780367263478
pub: 2020-03-20
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Focusing on practical or ‘usable theory,’ it surveys the challenges and opportunities of conducting social science in the information age, as well as the theoretical solutions that sociologists have developed and applied over the last two decades. With specific attention to three theoretical approaches in digital social research - critical theory, forensic theory and Bourdieusian theory - the author provides an overview of the history and main tenets of each, surveys its use in sociological research, and evaluates its successes and limitations. .

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1. A Crisis in Theory?

2. The Sociology of the Digital

3. Computational Sociology and Big Data Analysis

Part 2: Theoretical Innovations

4. Critical Information Theory

5. Forensic Social Science

6. Bourdieusian Theory

Part 3: Conclusions

7. A More Continuous Sociology

About the Author

Gabe Ignatow is Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Texas, USA. His research interests are in the areas of sociological theory, digital research methods, philosophy of social science and cognitive social science.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General