Digital technologies, digital media, and mobile technologies now shape the experience of everyday life in the Western world, yet the way our quotidian lives are enmeshed with these technologies is far from clearly understood.
Through studies of the digital everyday, sociologists are beginning to reinvigorate the sociological imagination in light of digitization. Chapters in this Byte cover topics such as designing a research framework and how to work ethically as a digital researcher, continually interrogating one’s position as a researcher and reflecting on the process of knowledge creation. Cumulatively, they highlight the value of sociological theory for understanding our digital world.
Digital Data Doubles and Data Practices in the Age of Lively Data ~ Deborah Lupton;
‘Yaking’ about College Life: A Case Study of Media-in?Interaction~ Francesca Tripodi;
Attachment Blogging and the Mediated Mother ~ Kara Mary Van Cleaf;
Digital discourse analysis: Finding meaning in forgotten online space ~ Timothy Recuber;
Post Your Comments Below: A Case Study of Immigrant Bashing Online ~ Adrian Cruz, Kazuyo Kubo;
Disruptive Labor: Bleacher Report and Monetization of Mass Amateurization ~ Andrew McKinney;
Revolution will not be Televised, It will be Tweeted: Digital Media, Activism and Turkey's Gezi Movement ~ Selen Yanmaz;
The Digital Solidarity Trap: Social Movement Research, Online Activism and Accessing the Othered Others ~ Theresa Hunt.