Digital Media and Society

Transforming Economics, Politics and Social Practices

Authors: White, A.

  • Accessible for a wide range of scholars, making it appropriate for use as a textbook on digital media programmes in the humanities and the social sciences
  • While individual themes have been explored by scholars previously, this book offers a rare, comprehensive treatment of digital media's influence on politics, the economy and society
  • Brings a truly global approach to the subject, with key sections on China and Africa
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Referencing key contemporary debates on issues like surveillance, identity, the global financial crisis, the digital divide and Internet politics, Andrew White provides a critical intervention in discussions on the impact of the proliferation of digital media technologies on politics, the economy and social practices.

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"White has provided a ground-breaking examination of the implications of digital media for the fundamental workings of society. Its international perspective makes this new classic required reading for any serious student of media in the age of global and digital communication." - John Pavlik, Rutgers, USA

"In his new book, Andrew White takes the bird's eye view of digital media. He carefully guides us through the theoretical minefields opened up by the networked world: identity politics, the distinction between private/public, the democratic state, economics, surveillance, and other key concepts. White appears a reliable guide who knows how to strike a balance between complexity and elucidation, between argument and exposition, between summary and probe. I am confident this book will be very useful for students and faculty alike. It addresses poignant issues in a clear voice." - José van Dijck, University of Amsterdam, and author of The Culture of Connectivity (2013)

"Overall this book is an engaging contribution to the growing literature on the intersection of the public and private within an ever-changing digital landscape. White's summaries of the often complex debates are always accessible, while his use of case studies gives these debates the real world context they might otherwise lack.'- Maxine Montaigne, LSE Review of Books, 2014


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • From the Public to the Private: The Digitization of Scholarship

    White, Andrew

    Pages 3-25

  • From the Private to the Public: Online Identity

    White, Andrew

    Pages 26-42

  • Digital Media and Politics in the Liberal Democratic State

    White, Andrew

    Pages 43-64

  • The Digital Economy and the Creative Industries

    White, Andrew

    Pages 67-85

  • The Digital Economy and the Global Financial Crisis

    White, Andrew

    Pages 86-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Media and Society
Book Subtitle
Transforming Economics, Politics and Social Practices
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39363-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137393630
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39361-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-39362-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 222
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