Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives (second edition) now out!
I’m thrilled to announce that the second edition of Society and the Internet is now out!!
The book has been fully updated since the first edition and contains new chapters on topics such as fake news, memes, digital health, and the platform economy. The volume contains 24 chapters from authors who speak from a diverse range of disciplinary perspectives: from sociology, geography, economics, and political science to law, computer science, and network science.
Society and the Internet aims to give readers a broad overview of existing scholarship in key areas (e.g. memes, fake news) whilst grounding those topics in primary and unique contributions from each author. Following a foreword by Manual Castells, we introduce some of the key issues in Internet Studies. The chapters are then organised into five focused sections: The Internet in Everyday Life; Digital Rights and Human Rights; Networked Ideas, Politics, and Governance; Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economics; and Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures.
It was a pleasure getting to work with so many talented scholars, and with my wonderful co-editor and collaborator Bill Dutton. I hope you all enjoy the collection.
Society and the Internet. Table of Contents
Foreword, Manuel Castells
Introduction, William H. Dutton and Mark Graham
Part I: The Internet and Everyday Life
1: The Internet in Daily Life: The Turn to Networked Individualism, Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman
2: Internet Memes and the Twofold Articulation of Values, Limor Shifman
3: Internet Geographies: Data Shadows and Digital Divisions of Labor, Mark Graham, Sanna Ojanperä, and Martin Dittus
4: Internet Cultures and Digital Inequalities, Bianca C. Reisdorf, Grant Blank, and William H. Dutton
5: Older Adults on Digital Media in a Networked Society: Enhancing and Updating Social Connections, Anabel Quan-Haase, Renwen Zhang, Barry Wellman, and Hua Wang
6: Internet Skills and Why They Matter, Eszter Hargittai and Marina Micheli
Part II: Digital Rights, Human Rights
7: Gender and Race in the Gaming World, Lisa Nakamura
8: Data Protection in the Clouds, Christopher Millard
9: Building the Cybersecurity Capacity of Nations, Sadie Creese, Ruth Shillair, Maria Bada, and William H. Dutton
10: Big Data: Marx, Hayek, and Weber in a Data-Driven World, Ralph Schroeder
Part III: Networked Ideas, Politics, and Governance
11: Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shapes Collective Action, Helen Margetts, Scott Hale, and Peter John
12: Social Media and Democracy in Crisis, Philip N. Howard and Samantha Bradshaw
13: The Internet and Access to Information About Politics: Searching Through Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and Disinformation, William H. Dutton, Bianca C. Reisdorf, Grant Blank, Elizabeth Dubois, and Laleah Fernandez
14: Digital News and the Consumption of Political Information, Silvia Majó-Vázquez and Sandra González-Bailón
Part IV: Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economics
15: The Internet at the Global Economic Margins, Mark Graham
16: The Political Economy of Digital Health, Gina Neff
17: The Platformization of Society and its Discontents, Antonio A. Casilli and Julian Posada
18: Scarcity of Attention for a Medium of Abundance: An Economic Perspective, Greg Taylor
19: Incentives to Share in the Digital Economy, Matthew David
Part V: Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures
20: Three Phases in the Development of China's Network Society, Jack Linchuan Qiu
21: The Politics of Children's Internet Use, Victoria Nash
22: Looking Ahead at Internet Video and its Societal Impacts, Eli Noam
23: The Social Media Challenge to Internet Governance, Laura DeNardis
24: The Unfinished Work of the Internet, David Bray and Vinton Cerf