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Digitalization and Society

A Sociology of Technology Perspective on Current Trends in Data, Digital Security and the Internet

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Part of the book series: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie Sonderhefte (ÖZS, volume 19)

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About this book

In contemporary society, an increasing number of social practices are subject to digital change. For example, the Internet and social media platforms have changed how we receive information and experience entertainment, socialize, shop and present ourselves. This volume examines new developments in the area of Big Data, Digital Security and the Internet from a sociology of technology perspective. In contrast to the often abridged and speculative views in the public debate, it shows that we should understand digitalization as a complex socio-technical process and thus as a phenomenon accessible to conscious design..


  • Techniksoziologie
  • Folgen der Digitalisierung
  • Algorithmus
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
  • KI
  • AI
  • Maschinenlernen
  • Algorithmuskulturen
  • computational social sciences
  • media research

Editors and Affiliations

  • St. Pölten, Austria

    Christoph Musik

  • Innsbruck, Austria

    Alexander Bogner

About the editors

Christoph Musik, Dr. phil., is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Media Economics at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. He is a lecturer in Technology and Society in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna and a lecturer at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Innsbruck.

Alexander Bogner is a professor of sociology at the University of Innsbruck and a senior scientist at the Institute of Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Digitalization and Society

  • Book Subtitle: A Sociology of Technology Perspective on Current Trends in Data, Digital Security and the Internet

  • Editors: Christoph Musik, Alexander Bogner

  • Series Title: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie Sonderhefte

  • Publisher: Springer VS Wiesbaden

  • Copyright Information: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2019

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-25890-0Published: 17 July 2019

  • Series ISSN: 1615-1739

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 290

  • Number of Illustrations: 19 b/w illustrations

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