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Being Digital Citizens

Isin, Engin and Ruppert, Evelyn (2015). Being Digital Citizens. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.

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This book examines how citizens encounter and perform new sorts of rights, duties, opportunities and challenges through the Internet. By disrupting prevailing understandings of citizenship and cyberspace, the authors highlight the dynamic relationship between these two concepts. Rather than assuming that these are static or established “facts” of politics and society, the book shows how the challenges and opportunities presented by the Internet inevitably impact upon the action and understanding of political agency. In doing so, it investigates how we conduct ourselves in cyberspace through digital acts. This book provides a new theoretical understanding of what it means to be a citizen today for students and scholars across the social sciences.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2015 by Engin F. Isin and Evelyn S. Ruppert
ISBN: 1-78348-055-6, 978-1-78348-055-5
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Citizenship after OrientalismOecumeneEuropean Research Council
Keywords: digital acts; speech acts; digital citizens; digital rights
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 42465
Depositing User: Engin F. Isin
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2015 09:26
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:47
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