Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society

Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society

By Arne Hintz, Lina Dencik & Karin Wahl-Jorgensen.

Digitization has transformed the way we interact with our social, political and economic environments. While it has enhanced the potential for citizen agency, it has also enabled the collection and analysis of unprecedented amounts of personal data. This requires us to fundamentally rethink our understanding of digital citizenship, based on an awareness of the ways in which citizens are increasingly monitored, categorized, sorted and profiled.

Drawing on extensive empirical research, Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society offers a new understanding of citizenship in an age defined by data collection and processing. The book 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.


Introduction: Citizens, Data and Surveillance

Chapter 1: Citizenship in a Digital Age

Chapter 2: Datafication and Surveillance

Chapter 3: Regulating Datafication

Chapter 4: Mediating Digital Citizenship

Chapter 5: Understanding and Negotiating Digital Environments

Chapter 6: Challenging Datafication

Conclusion: Enabling Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society


Arne Hintz is Senior Lecturer, Lina Dencik is Reader, and Karin Wahl-Jorgensen is Professor in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University. All three are members of IAMCR.

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society
Authors: Arne Hintz, Lina Dencik and Karin Wahl-Jorgensen
Published: 2018
Pages: 192
Publisher: Polity

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