The Home in the Digital Age
We are delighted to announce that our latest book is already here! The digital age is a reality and the transformation of our homes is not a trivial matter. What do we know about new technologies? Are we right to embrace them? Are they developed within a legal, social, moral and ethical framework? What are the pros and cons to let them into our places?
Published by Routledge as a part of their Advances in Sociology series, ‘The home in the Digital Age’ is a set of multidisciplinary studies exploring the impact of digital technologies on the home with a shift of emphasis from the technology itself to the people living and using them in their homes.
The book covers a wide variety of topics on the design, introduction and use of digital technologies in the home, combining the technological dimension with the cognitive, emotional, cultural and symbolic dimensions of the gadgets that incorporate digital technologies and project them into people’s lives.
This publication brings together nine different contributions from scholars, researchers and practitioners from several disciplines and professional backgrounds including a preface by Sonia Livingstone, a leading figure from the Digital Futures Commission.
See here the index of the book, edited by Prof. Antonio Argandoña, Joy Malala and Richard Peatfield and how to pre-order a hardcopy or purchase an e-book with a discount code.
Its impact cannot be overlooked.
There’s no denying that it is constantly evolving and could have significant repercussions on our lives in the years ahead.