Precarity within the Digital Age

Media Change and Social Insecurity

  • Birte Heidkamp
  • David Kergel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Kergel, Birte Heidkamp
      Pages 3-8
  3. Precarity Within Digital Media

  4. Precarity Through Digital Media

About this book


The book deals with precarity within the digital age and focuses on media change and social insecurity.
Change arising from digital developments takes place on micro-, meso- and meta-levels and have always social implications. Concepts such as Social Media, eHealth and Digital Capitalism, Informational Capitalism and Social Exclusion, Digital Globalization and Motility frame the social dynamics and implications of changes in digital media. These changes evoke a double precarity or stable unstability: Social practices throughout the diverse societal fields are questioned through the media change which leads to a digital age. The ongoing media change requires new social practices – what evokes precarity as an ongoing insequirity how to face the `new digital world´.

As a socio-economic phenomenon and effect of neoliberal policy precarity changes life planning and self-narrations of the affected individuals. Precarity and neoliberal subjection-processes manifest in the digital age and are performatively re-produced by the way new media are used. 

The Editors
Birte Heidkamp is in charge of the coordination of the e-Learning Centre at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. 
Dr. David Kergel is responsible for the project “Habitussensitive Teaching and Learning” at the HAWK Hildesheim. 


Innovation Digitalization E-Participation Media-Change Unequaliy Social Insecurity Work Technical Unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Birte Heidkamp
    • 1
  • David Kergel
    • 2
  1. 1.Coordination of the e-Learning CentreRhine-Waal University of Applied SciencesKamp-LintfortGermany
  2. 2.Habitus-sensitive Teaching and LearningHochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften, HAWK HildesheimHildesheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-17677-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-17678-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-3266
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-3274
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