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Digitalised Societies: A Socio-Technical Analysis - JSB726
Anglický název: Digitalised Societies: A Socio-Technical Analysis
Zajišťuje: Katedra sociologie (23-KS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2022
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 7
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neomezen / neomezen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
Garant: Mgr. Andrea Průchová Hrůzová, Ph.D.
Vyučující: Mgr. Linda Coufalová
Mgr. Maksym Kolomoiets
doc. PhDr. Dino Numerato, Ph.D.
Mgr. Andrea Průchová Hrůzová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Martin Tremčinský, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Neslučitelnost : JSB532
Je neslučitelnost pro: JSB532
Je záměnnost pro: JSB532
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Dino Numerato, Ph.D. (31.01.2021)
The course will provide an introduction to the sociological understanding of how information and communication technologies shape contemporary societies. The course will focus on the social, cultural, political and economic implications of the diffusion of digital media in late modernity. The first lectures will provide an overview of the historical development of digital media and will present the main theories of digital media in contemporary societies. A focus will be given to the politics of social media as well as to the politics through social media. Particular attention will be given to the relationship between digital media social stratification, identity, body, politics, health, labour and the digital economy. Last but not the last, attention is given to the material aspects of digital infrastructures, related to the functioning of digitalized societies and interconnected invisible environmental externalities.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Dino Numerato, Ph.D. (31.01.2021)
Course Objectives
1. to provide an understanding of the ways in which information and communication technologies shape contemporary societies
2. to develop knowledge about social, cultural, political and economic implications of the diffusion of digital media in late modernity
Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Dino Numerato, Ph.D. (16.02.2022)

Type of Completion: Exam (Zk) (based on assessment methods) 

Assessment methods: 

1) presentation - teamwork (15 minutes long) – 8 points max

2) 2 position papers for seminars (compulsory texts-related commentaries, to be uploaded on Monday noon at the latest in the week before seminars) – 6 points max (3 points max for each)

3) 6 questions related to compulsory literature (other than compulsory readings - 6 points max (1 point for each)

4) final test (A, B, C, D - one choice) - based on lectures and compulsory literature – 18 points max

5) final essay outline - 6 points max

6) final essay (around 1800 words long, (+-10%)) – 56 points max

 

IMPORTANT: To pass the Final Exam, the essay has to be evaluated with at least 29 points.

(The final essay has to include references to at least three academic articles on digital cultures not listed among compulsory readings)

 The tasks will be specified based on the number of students enrolled in the course during the registration period.

  

Grading System 

91 - 100 points: A

81 -  90 points: B

71 - 80 points: C

61 - 70 points: D

51 - 60 points: E

less than 51 points: F

 

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Dino Numerato, Ph.D. (16.02.2022)

Compulsory readings  

Hogan, B. (2010) The presentation of self in the age of social media: distinguishing performances and exhibitions online. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 30(6), 377-386.

Hobbs, M., Owen, S., & Gerber, L. (2017). Liquid love? Dating apps, sex, relationships and the digital transformation of intimacy. Journal of Sociology, 53(2), 271-284.

Fuchs, C. (2015). Social media surveillance. In Handbook of digital politics, Ed. by S. Coleman and D. Freelon, (pp. 395-414). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Pybus, J., Coté, M., & Blanke, T. (2015). Hacking the social life of Big Data. Big Data & Society, 2(2): 26-33.

Lupton, D. (2013). The digitally engaged patient: Self-monitoring and self-care in the digital health era. Social Theory & Health11(3): 256–270. 

Levy, K.E.C. (2015). The Contexts of Control: Information, Power, and Truck Driving Work. The Information Society 31(2):160-174.

Lupač, P. (2018). Digital Divide Research. In Beyond the Digital Divide: Contextualizing the Information Society. Emerald Publishing Limited. (a selected chapter)

Sunstein, C.R. (2017) #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. Princeton: Princeton University Press. (a chapter on Polarization)

Wood, A. J., Graham, M., Lehdonvirta, V., & Hjorth, I. (2019). Networked but commodified: The (dis) embeddedness of digital labour in the gig economy. Sociology, 53(5), 931-950.

Schor, J. B., & Attwood‐Charles, W. (2017). The “sharing” economy: labor, inequality, and social connection on for‐profit platforms. Sociology Compass, 11(8), e12493.

 

 

Recommended literature

Barassi, V. (2019). Datafied Citizens in the Age of Coerced Digital Participation. Sociological Research Online, 24(3), 414-429.

Fisher, E. and Fuchs, C. (eds.) 2015. Reconsidering value and labour in the digital age. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Gane, N., & Beer, D. (2008). New media: The key concepts. Oxford: Berg

Kelty, C. (2008). Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Lupton, Deborah (2013) Digital Sociology. London: Routledge.

Marres, N. (2017). Digital sociology: The reinvention of social research. London: John Wiley & Sons.

Miller, V. (2011). Understanding digital culture. London: SAGE Publications.

Orton-Johnson, K. and N. Prior (Eds) (2013) Critical Perspectives in Digital Sociology, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke.

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Dino Numerato, Ph.D. (16.02.2022)
Teaching methods:  Lectures and seminars. 
Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Dino Numerato, Ph.D. (16.02.2022)

Details and relevant materials will available on Moodle from the first week of the semester: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=5150

Please note that 

 

The lectures will take place in a hybrid format. However, please note that only students for whom the course is compulsory (study programmes Sociologie se specializací Studia současných společností a Social Sciences) will be granted access to in person lectures (taking place in PEK306), depending on the number of students in the course (the limit for offline teaching is 30 students).

The lectures will take in ZOOM: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95289637558

The seminars will take place face to face. 

Course schedule

 

Week 1: Course introduction

Week 2: Lecture 1: Identities and Digital Cultures in Everyday Life

Week 3: Seminar 1: Identities and Digital Cultures in Everyday Life

Week 4: Lecture 2: Making Sense of Big Data   

Week 5: Seminar 2: Making Sense of Big Data 

Week 6: Lecture 3: Digital Health and Self-Tracking Cultures 

Week 7: Seminar 3: Digital Health and Self-Tracking Cultures

Week 8: Lecture 4: Political Participation Online

Week 9: Seminar 4: Political Participation Online and Digital Divide

Week 10: Lecture 6: Sharing Economy and Digital Labour 

Week 11: Seminar 6: Sharing Economy and Digital Labour 

Week 12: Seminar 7: Course Wrap-up, Discussing final essay outlines

 



 


 
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