"A concise and eclectic yet satisfactorily rich and well contextualized account of digital life." Canadian Journal of Sociology Adrian Athiques introduction brings digital media, and its culture, politics and economics, into sharp focus. This book provides an essential outline of the digital world; it is accessible to all while remaining complex enough to be accurate. Tim Jordan, Kings College London Digital Media and Society is a comprehensive, compelling and critical examination of the social and cultural consequences of digital media and communication technologies. The book provides a cohesive and coherent look at the present digital state of society, and it explains how the digital present came to be and what its consequences are. It is written in a clear, jargon-free manner and filled with information and questions that make it a remarkably useful teaching text. Steve Jones, University of Illinois at Chicago
Adrian Athique is senior lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Detailed table of contents List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Digital Histories Chapter 1: Building a Digital Society Chapter 2: The Socio-Technical Interface Chapter 3: Typing the User Chapter 4: Audience As Community Part II: Digital Individuals Chapter 5: Pleasing Bodies Chapter 6: Reality Checks Chapter 7: My Personal Public Chapter 8: Going Mobile Part III: Digital Economies Chapter 9: The Road To Serverdom Chapter 10: Digital Property Chapter 11: Consuming Power Chapter 12: Information At Work Part IV: Digital Authorities Chapter 13: Virtual Democracy Chapter 14: Under Scrutiny Chapter 15: Managing Risk Chapter 16: Living in a Cloud Postscript Bibliography