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Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

The planet is being transformed by technical change and in particular by the speed of development in information technology. This series brings together the latest research on the social impact of IT and seeks to provide a broad range of case studies and comparative analysis of this phenomena and how it is changing our lives.

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1-10 of 15 results in Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society
  1. Social Media, Politics and the State

    Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

    Edited by Daniel Trottier, Christian Fuchs

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media. It brings together contributions by social media scholars who explore the connection of social media with revolutions, uprising, protests, power and counter-power, hacktivism...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Is There a Home in Cyberspace?

    The Internet in Migrants' Everyday Life and the Emergence of Global Communities

    By Heike Mónika Greschke

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    How is global togetherness possible? How does the availability of the Internet alter migrants' everyday lives and senses of belonging? This book introduces an 'alien people' inhabiting a specific common virtual space in the World Wide Web, while the members of this space - most of them ethnic...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. A Normative Theory of the Information Society

    By Alistair S. Duff

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    There is a clear need for a systematic, integrative, and rigorous normative theory of the information society. In this book, Duff offers a prescriptive theory to help to guide the academic and policy communities as they debate the future shape of emerging post-industrial, information-based...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies

    Edited by Leopoldina Fortunati, Raul Pertierra, Jane Vincent

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    Migrants and diaspora communities are shaped by their use of information and communication technologies. This book explores the multifaceted role played by new media in the re-location of these groups of people, assisting them in their efforts to defeat nostalgia, construct new communities, and...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Urban Youth in China: Modernity, the Internet and the Self

    By Fengshu Liu

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    Fengshu Liu situates the lives of Chinese youth and the growth of the Internet against the backdrop of rapid and profound social transformation in China. In 2008, the total of Internet users in China had reached 253 million (in comparison with 22.5 million in 2001). Yet, despite rapid growth, the...

    Published June 24th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Network Governance of Global Religions

    Jerusalem, Rome, and Mecca

    By Michel S. Laguerre

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    This study seeks to explain three models of network governance embedded in digital practices that the mainstream monotheistic religions—Judaism, Catholic Christianity, and Islam—have used to lead and manage the worldwide distribution of their local nodes, exploring the connection between network...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Information Society Studies

    By Alistair S. Duff

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    We are often told that we are "living in an information society" or that we are "information workers." But what exactly do these claims mean, and how might they be verified? In this important methodological study, Alistair S. Duff cuts through the rhetoric to get to the bottom of the "information...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Frontiers in New Media Research

    Edited by Francis L.F. Lee, Louis Leung, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Donna S.C. Chu

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    This volume puts together the works of a group of distinguished scholars and active researchers in the field of media and communication studies to reflect upon the past, present, and future of new media research. The chapters examine the implications of new media technologies on everyday life,...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Hacking Capitalism

    The Free and Open Source Software Movement

    By Johan Söderberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement demonstrates how labour can self-organise production, and, as is shown by the free operating system GNU/Linux, even compete with some of the worlds largest firms. The book examines the hopes of such thinkers as Friedrich Schiller, Karl Marx, Herbert...

    Published May 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Internet and Society

    Social Theory in the Information Age

    By Christian Fuchs

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    In this exceptional study, Christian Fuchs discusses how the internet has transformed the lives of human beings and social relationships in contemporary society. By outlining a social theory of the internet and the information society, he demonstrates how the ecological, economic, political, and...

    Published January 6th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-secular Modernity
    By Sam Han
    To Be Published October 31st 2015

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