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Social Data Science Xennials

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 303060358X
Pages : 106 pages
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Download Free Social Data Science Xennials PDF by Gian Marco Campagnolo Full Book and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-11-30 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the tension between analogue and digital as part of an evolving research programme and focuses on the sequencing of methods within it. The book will be an invaluable reference for scholars who routinely engage in critical sociological analysis of the digital workplace and find it easier to treat the digital as an object of study. It describes how the transformations taking place in the 10-year arc of a career spent doing fieldwork in the IT sector led the author to progressively embrace new forms of data and methods. In a time where sociological imagination takes the shape of whatever new phenomenon can be studied by transactional data and machine learning methods, it is a reminder that longstanding engagement with a particular field of practice is the basis of empirical social science expertise. ‘This short book by Gian Marco Campagnolo is remarkably wide-ranging. It draws on theoretical perspectives as varied as Harold Garfinkel’s ethnomethodology and Andrew Abbott’s ‘linked ecologies’ to discuss topics as diverse as the adoption of packaged enterprise software in the public sector in Italy and the careers of often influential industry analysts. Campagnolo’s methods are primarily qualitative and ethnographic, but he shows a proper appreciation for quantitative methods such as text mining and sequence analysis. The book ends with a discussion of the famously difficult issue of achieving ‘explainability’ in machine learning. Campagnolo tantalisingly suggests the usefulness here of how ethnomethodologists view ‘accountability’: as a practical accomplishment that is hampered, rather than fostered, by efforts to give full explanations.’ —Donald MacKenzie, Professor of Sociology, Edinburgh University, Scotland ‘The author adopts a ‘processual’ perspective on social data science as means of exploring and reflecting on the emergence of an academic career within this new domain of interdisciplinary inquiry. This is certainly a novel and interesting approach given the fact that ‘data science’ is work in progress and is characterized by a number of competing occupational groups that are struggling to define this emerging field.’ —William Housley, Professor, University of Cardiff, UK ‘Having myself written about the relationships between ethnography and computer science, I see this book as a timely contribution in that it extends the existing debate to data science. Data science is an emerging discipline that is gaining central stage in industry and in the public discourse. The aim of this book to indicate the importance of interdisciplinarity in this field is commendable.’ —Giolo Fele, Professor, University of Trento, Italy 'This book provides two entwined accounts: a reflective personal journey across different projects and methods and a grounded, genealogically sound analysis of the approaches and contributions of social science to understanding the digital society. These dual accounts are adroitly communicated. Their bold combination yields a unique and invaluable contribution to fundamental discussions in the social sciences, as well as an exemplar for how to combine ethnographic and data-driven analysis in a theoretically and epistemologically informed manner. With this book, Campagnolo brings us close to the methods and opens up an inspiring and challenging agenda for combining old and new forms of inquiry into sociological problems.' —Anne Beaulieu, Director Data Research Centre, University of Groningen, Netherlands

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The SAGE Handbook of Digital Society

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ISBN : 1529789133
Pages : 669 pages
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Download Free The SAGE Handbook of Digital Society PDF by William Housley Full Book and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2022-11-23 with total page 669 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This SAGE Handbook brings together cutting edge social scientific research and theoretical insight into the emerging contours of digital society. Chapters explore the relationship between digitisation, social organisation and social transformation at both the macro and micro level, making this a valuable resource for postgraduate students and academics conducting research across the social sciences. The topics covered are impressively far-ranging and timely, including machine learning, social media, surveillance, misinformation, digital labour, and beyond. This innovative Handbook perfectly captures the state of the art of a field which is rapidly gaining cross-disciplinary interest and global importance, and establishes a thematic framework for future teaching and research. Part 1: Theorising Digital Societies Part 2: Researching Digital Societies Part 3: Sociotechnical Systems and Disruptive Technologies in Action Part 4: Digital Society and New Social Dilemmas Part 5: Governance and Regulation Part 6: Digital Futures

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The Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1000643158
Pages : 779 pages
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Download Free The Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology PDF by Elisabetta Costa Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-30 with total page 779 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology provides a broad overview of the widening and flourishing area of media anthropology, and outlines key themes, debates, and emerging directions. The Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology draws together the work of scholars from across the globe, with rich ethnographic studies that address a wide range of media practices and forms. Comprising 41 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion is divided into three parts: Histories Approaches Thematic Considerations. The chapters offer wide-ranging explorations of how forms of mediation influence communication, social relationships, cultural practices, participation, and social change, as well as production and access to information and knowledge. This volume considers new developments, and highlights the ways in which anthropology can contribute to the study of the human condition and the social processes in which media are entangled. This is an indispensable teaching resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and an essential text for scholars working across the areas that media anthropology engages with, including anthropology, sociology, media and cultural studies, internet and communication studies, and science and technology studies.