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Engin Isin is professor of international politics, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP).
Evelyn Ruppert is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.
Preface to the Second Edition
1. Doing Things with Words and Saying Words with Things
2. Citizens and Cyberspace
3. Speech Acts and Digital Acts
4. Participating, Connecting, Sharing
5. Filtering, Tracking, Normalizing
6. Witnessing, Hacking, Commoning
7. Making Digital Rights Claims
8. Digital Citizens Yet to Come
Being Digital Citizens is a singular volume. Bringing equal attention to both digital and citizenship studies, Isin and Ruppert offer a thoughtful and nuanced theorization of what it means to be digital citizens. In this highly anticipated second edition, they apply their lucid and convincing arguments to spelling out the continued tensions as well as interdependence between political activism and corporate and political power in cyberspace. This is a book for students and scholars who care about understanding the intricate ins and outs of the way data affect citizens’ everyday acts and how they produce political subjectivity.
— Bolette B. Blaagaard, Associate Professor of Communications, Aalborg University, Denmark
Being Digital Citizens provides a timely and much-needed framework for thinking through rights claims on the internet in relation to a collective political subject. The second edition of this seminal work broadens our understanding of political struggles over digital life further by engaging with new contemporary debates and research, delineating crucial pathways for understanding how people make claims for digital rights and data justice, and advancing the case of digital citizens as citizens yet to come. This is a critical and comprehensive contribution to the debate on political subjectivity, rights and justice in a digital age.
— Lina Dencik, Co-Director of the Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University, UK
No other book addresses the contest over digital citizenship as comprehensively as Being Digital Citizens. The authors set out the theoretical grounding we need right now to understand the digital citizen as political subject within the turbulent contemporary history of the internet.
— Anthony McCosker, Deputy Director of the Social Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
We acknowledge that the research leading to this book was supported by funding from the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant 615588 (Ruppert) including funds for Open Access publishing.
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