Digitized Lives: Culture, Power, and Social Change in the Internet Era

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Digitized Lives Culture Power and Social Change in the Internet Era In a remarkably short period of time the Internet and associated digital communication technologies have deeply changed the way millions of people around the globe live their lives But what is the nat
  • Title: Digitized Lives: Culture, Power, and Social Change in the Internet Era
  • Author: T.V. Reed
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In a remarkably short period of time the Internet and associated digital communication technologies have deeply changed the way millions of people around the globe live their lives But what is the nature of that impact In chapters examining a broad range of issues including sexuality, politics, education, race, gender relations, the environment, and social protest movemeIn a remarkably short period of time the Internet and associated digital communication technologies have deeply changed the way millions of people around the globe live their lives But what is the nature of that impact In chapters examining a broad range of issues including sexuality, politics, education, race, gender relations, the environment, and social protest movements Digitized Lives seeks answers to these central questions What is truly new about so called new media, and what is just hype How have our lives been made better or worse by digital communication technologies In what ways can these devices and practices contribute to a richer cultural landscape and a sustainable society Cutting through the vast and often contradictory literature on these topics, Reed avoids both techno hype and techno pessimism, offering instead succinct, witty and insightful discussions of how digital communication is impacting our lives and reshaping the major social issues of our era The book argues that making sense of digitized culture means looking past the glossy surface of techno gear to ask deeper questions about how we can utilize technology to create a socially, politically, and economically just world Companion website available at culturalpolitics digital_cultures
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    Excellent text for a lower level undergraduate course on sociology of media It s written in an easy, conversational style Chapters are posed as questions How is the digital world made Who are we online Is everybody equal online , and subsections are frequently posed as questions or debates Is there a real world virtual world divide How queer is cyberspace Do video games make kids violent Chapters are generally very short most 15 pages and cover a breadth of ideas within each As such, the book us [...]

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