Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society
Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society

Digitization has transformed the way we interact with our social, political and economic environments. While it has enhanced the potential for citizen agency, it has also enabled the collection and analysis of unprecedented amounts of personal data. This requires us to fundamentally rethink our understanding of digital citizenship, based on an awareness of the ways in which citizens are increasingly monitored, categorized, sorted and profiled.

Drawing on extensive empirical research, <i>Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society</i> offers a new understanding of citizenship in an age defined by data collection and processing. The book traces the social forces that shape digital citizenship by investigating regulatory frameworks, mediated public debate, citizens' knowledge and understanding, and possibilities for dissent and resistance.

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  • October 2018
  • 192 pages
  • 138 x 216 mm / 5 x 9 in
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Table of Contents


Introduction: Citizens, Data and Surveillance

Chapter 1: Citizenship in a Digital Age

Chapter 2: Datafication and Surveillance

Chapter 3: Regulating Datafication

Chapter 4: Mediating Digital Citizenship

Chapter 5: Understanding and Negotiating Digital Environments

Chapter 6: Challenging Datafication

Conclusion: Enabling Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society




About the Author
Arne Hintz is Senior Lecturer, Lina Dencik is Reader, and Karin Wahl-Jorgensen is Professor in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University.
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"Every day people become more conscious of the ways that our dealings with the digital both offer new opportunities and shut them off. This refreshing book shrewdly indicates ways forward, by showing that while ubiquitous surveillance often limits our options, critical approaches to data feed into emerging modes of digital citizenship that offer real potential for intervention. Insightful, stimulating and realistic, it is also a model of seamless co-authorship."
David Lyon, Queen’s University, Canada

"The authors bring surveillance and critical data studies together to make an important contribution to the understanding of citizenship within datafied societies. Critically, their approach considers ubiquitous datafication not only in relation to the expansion of state power and control but also the emergence of new practices of citizen dissent and resistance."
Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths, University of London

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