Data Justice Lab members Arne Hintz, Lina Dencik and Karin Wahl-Jorgensen have just published a new book on the challenges of datafication. In Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society they argue that our understanding of digital citizenship needs to change, considering the ways in which citizens are increasingly monitored, categorized, sorted and profiled. Drawing on extensive empirical research, the book offers a new perspective on citizenship in an age defined by data collection and processing. It traces the social forces that shape digital citizenship by investigating regulatory frameworks, mediated public debate, citizens’ knowledge and understanding, and possibilities for dissent and resistance.
You can order the book online here: http://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509527151
Find out more about the topics addressed in the book in a blog post here: http://politybooks.com/digital-citizenship-in-a-datafied-society/