Emerging digital spaces in contemporary society : properties of technology
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
- Physical description
- xxvi, 382 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction - Properties of Technology Technology, Culture and Society Digital Communications Defining New Media The Texts of Digital Publishing Democracy, and Governance: Information Politics Digital Citizenship Power, Knowledge and Surveillance Owning the Work and Play of the Mind The Digital Commons New Science and Scientific Authorship Gaming: Pleasure and Learning Digital Aesthetics Digital Labour Knowledge Management Digital Identities Information Globalism.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Revealing, engaging and mapping the contours of emerging digital terrains from a variety of perspectives, this book uncovers the ways in which 'the digital' is encroaching, reformulating and recreating social spaces, even what it means to be social in an increasingly digitally-mediated age. In order to capture the complex dimensions of this digital shift included is a comprehensive range of disciplinary perspectives: politics, sociology, science, philosophy, informatics, public policy, communications and media studies. While many of the authors propose real answers to digital dilemmas, no single map and no single agenda for action emerges from this book. Rather the aim is to explore the properties of digital technologies to discern a range of pathways into our digitally-mediated future. The book examines vexing dilemmas with a critical eye as well as prompting readers to think constructively and strategically about alternative pathways and transformative possibilities for our social futures.
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- Publication date
- edited by Phillip Kalantzis-Cope and Karim Gherab-Martín.