Presents the most complete and up-to-date appraisal of the impact of digital technologies on everyday life
Provides a robust theoretical and empirical framework in which emerging themes in the field are situated
Explores digital technologies from cross-disciplinary and non-western centric perspectives
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This comprehensive Handbook explores the multiple ways in which people experience digital life. It maps the transitions in human civilization generated by such digital technologies as the internet, mobile telephony, artificial intelligence, the metaverse, social media platforms and algorithms. It explores how the scarcity or abundance of digital affordances impacts access, governance and livelihoods in various parts of the world. The book’s 27 chapters are organised in five sections: Social Media and Digital Lifeworlds; Digital Affordances and Contestations; Digital Divides and Inclusion Strategies; Work, Culture and Digital Consumption, and New Media and Digital Journalism. The present and future of digital transitions are interrogated in the context of everyday social production and consumption.
- digital technologies
- Social inequality
- digital life
- digital revolution
- internet of things
- online dating
- big data
- digital divide
- conspiracy theories
“This is an excellent Handbook with varied, interesting and relevant chapters that present sophisticated approaches to the human aspects of technology usage and digital life.” (Robin Mansell, Professor Emerita, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
"Bringing together an unparalleled collection of global technology scholars, this Handbook offers keen insights into our quotidian digital routines. It is an exemplar of inclusionary voices. A must read for all media and internet scholars!" (Inês Vitorino Sampaio, Professor, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, and Faculty Associate, Harvard Berkman Klein Center, USA)
Editors and Affiliations
University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Hopeton S. Dunn
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Massimo Ragnedda, Maria Laura Ruiu
About the editors
Hopeton S. Dunn is Professor of Communications Policy and Digital Media at the University of Botswana and Senior Research Associate, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Massimo Ragnedda is Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Northumbria University, U.K. and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.
Maria Laura Ruiu is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Northumbria University, U.K. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Sassari, Italy and a PhD in Media and Communication from Northumbria University, UK.
Laura Robinson is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University, USA, and Faculty Associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, USA.
Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of Everyday Digital Life
Editors: Hopeton S. Dunn, Massimo Ragnedda, Maria Laura Ruiu, Laura Robinson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-30437-8Due: 16 February 2024
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-30440-8Due: 16 February 2025
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-30438-5Due: 16 February 2024
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: X, 599
Number of Illustrations: 20 b/w illustrations