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Digital Media and Society

by Simon Lindgren Sage Publications Ltd
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In the early 21st century, the worlds of the digital and the social have become irreversibly intertwined: we are now truly living in a digital society. This assumption is taken by Simon Lindgren as a starting point for his comprehensive new analysis of the contemporary media landscape. Neatly divided into three sections, his book introduces readers to the central theories through which to frame digital society, the hot topics that have come to dominate both scholarly and public debates and the key research methods used in the field.


It features:

    • Succinct explanations of key concepts and theories

    • Practical exercises to aid understanding and allow students to apply to their learning

    • Further reading sections to help students explore the relevant literature and enhance their own research

    • Guidance on key research methods such as digital ethnography, thematic analysis and text mining

    • Up-to-date, recognisable examples including Twitter, trolling and the selfie


Sitting at the cutting edge of new media research this is the must-have text for students of the digital society




1. Digital Society

2. Social Media

3. Cyber Debates

4. Interaction and Identity

5. Communities and Networks


6. Digital Visuality and Visibility

7. Feeling Digital

8. Digital Citizenship

9. Digital Power and Exploitation

10. Digital Activism

11. Mobile Culture

12. Software, Algorithms and Data


13. Digital Social Research

14. The Research Process

15. Digital Ethnography

16. Mapping and Mining Digital Society


17. A Theory of Digital Media and Social Change



A brilliantly written, essential text for understanding how digital media are changing society and how we can theorize and empirically study digital transformations.
Simon Lindgren - Professor of Sociology at Umea University, Sweden.