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216 x 138mm | 180 pages | October 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2715-1 £50.00 | $64.95 | €65.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2716-8 £15.99 | $22.95 | €20.90 ebook available

Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society ARNE HINTZ, LINA DENCIK & KARIN WAHL-JORGENSEN

Digitization has transformed how 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 book offers a new understanding of citizenship in an age defined by data collection and processing. Hintz, Dencik and Wahl-Jorgensen trace the social forces, as well as the norms and ideologies, which shape digital citizenship. They investigate regulatory frameworks, mediated public debate, citizens’ knowledge and understanding, and possibilities for dissent and resistance, as well as the conditions in which digital citizenship is formed and how it might be enhanced in an era of datafication. ARNE HINTZ is Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. LINA DENCIK is Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. KARIN WAHL-JORGENSEN is Professor of Journalism, Media and Communications at Cardiff University.

Series: Theory and Media 189 x 136mm | 200 pages | September 2018 HB | 978-0-7456-5133-0 £50.00 | $64.95 | €65.90 PB | 978-0-7456-5134-7 £15.99 | $19.95 | €20.90 ebook available

Habermas and the Media HARTMUT WESSLER

Jürgen Habermas is arguably the most influential social theorist and philosopher of the twentieth century, and his imprint on media and communication studies extends well into the twenty-first.This book lucidly unpacks Habermas’ sophisticated contributions to the study of media centering around the three core concepts for which his work is most known: the public sphere, communicative action, and deliberative democracy. The book provides an accessible introduction as well as a critical investigation of how Habermas’ thinking can help us to understand and assess our contemporary communication environment – and where his framework needs revision and extension. Full of original and sometimes surprising insights, this book is essential reading for scholars and students of media, political communication, and democracy, as well as anyone seeking guidance through Habermas’ rich world of thought. HARTMUT WESSLER is Professor in the Institute for Media and Communication at the University of Mannheim.


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