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The Public and Their Platforms: Public Sociology in an Era of Social Media (Paperback)

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As social media is increasingly becoming a standard feature of sociological practice, this timely book rethinks the role of these mediums in public sociology and what they can contribute to the discipline in the post-COVID world. It reconsiders the history and current conceptualizations of what sociology is, and analyzes what kinds of social life emerge in and through the interactions between 'intellectuals', 'publics' and 'platforms' of communication. Cutting across multiple disciplines, this pioneering work envisions a new kind of public sociology that brings together the digital and the physical to create public spaces where critical scholarship and active civic engagement can meet in a mutually reinforcing way.

About the Author

Mark Carrigan is Research Associate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. Lambros Fatsis is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Brighton.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781529201079
ISBN-10: 1529201071
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication Date: July 9th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English