The rise of digital technology is transforming the world we live in. Our digitalized societies demand new ways of thinking about the social and this short book introduces readers to an approach that can deliver this: digital sociology.
Neil Selwyn examines the fast-changing nature of digital research methods and diversifying forms of digital scholarship to outline the concepts, tools, and practices that sociologists are developing to analyze the intersections of the social and the digital. Blending theory and empirical examples, the five chapters highlight areas of inquiry where digital approaches are taking hold and shaping the discipline of sociology today, exploring key topics such as digital race and digital labor.
Designed for use in graduate and advanced undergraduate courses, this timely introduction will be an invaluable resource for all sociologists seeking to focus their craft and thinking toward the social complexities of the digital age.