Understanding Digital Culture (2nd ed.)

by Vincent Miller

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  • 9781473993860
  • 9781526416704
  • 9781526416681
From profiling databases and mashups to cybersex and the truth about social networking, Miller's insightful second edition traces the pervasive influence of 'digital culture' throughout contemporary life.

He integrates socio-economic understandings of the 'information society' with the cultural studies approach to production, use, and consumption of digital media and multimedia. Still refreshingly readable and packed with new examples; Understanding Digital Culture:
  • Includes new and updated material on work and commodity production in digital capitalism, "slacktivism", industrial espionage and major bank hacks, the rise of mobile dating apps, and cyber-bullying alongside trolling.
  • Unpacks how the information society is transforming and challenging traditional notions of crime, resistance, war and protest, community, intimacy and belonging.
  • Crosses disciplines to give a balanced account of the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the information society.
  • Illuminates the increasing importance of mobile, wireless and converged media technologies in everyday life.
  • Charts the changing cultural forms associated with new media and its consumption, including music, gaming, microblogging and online identity.
  • Illustrates the above through a series of contemporary, in-depth case studies of digital culture.

This is the perfect text for students looking for a full account of the information society, virtual cultures, sociology of the Internet and new media.


  • SAGE Publications; March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781526416704
  • Edition: 2
  • Title: Understanding Digital Culture
  • Author: Vincent Miller
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473993860
  • 9781526416704
  • 9781526416681

In The Press

The first edition of Understanding Digital Culture set a new benchmark as the most comprehensive, scholarly and accessible introduction to the area. This latest edition, thoroughly updated and substantially expanded, is even better – a perfectly balanced book that combines theory and empirical analysis to illuminate the cutting-edge of cultural and social change.