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© 2018

Screen Society

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 1-21
  3. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 23-35
  4. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 37-50
  5. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 51-65
  6. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 67-82
  7. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 83-101
  8. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 103-126
  9. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 127-149
  10. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 151-167
  11. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 169-194
  12. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 195-215
  13. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 217-233
  14. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 235-246
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 247-262

About this book

Introduction

Screens have been with us since the eighteenth century, though we became accustomed to staring at them only after the appearance of film and television in the twentieth century. But there was nothing in film or TV that prepared us for the revolution wrought by the combination of screens and the internet. Society has been transformed and this book asks how and with what consequences?

Screen Society’s conclusions are based on an original research project conducted by scholars in the UK and Australia. The researchers designed their own research platform and elicited the thoughts and opinions of nearly 2000 participants, to draw together insights of today’s society as seen by users of smartphones, tablets and computers – what the authors call Screenagers. The book issues challenges to accepted wisdom on many of the so-called problems associated with our persistent use of screen devices, including screen addiction, trolling, gaming and gambling.

Keywords

Digital sociology Social interaction Online forums Digital communities Social media Consumption Fandom Celebrity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Languages and Social SciencesAston UniversityBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.UniSA Business SchoolUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.School of Social Sciences, Humanities and LawTeesside UniversityMiddlesbroughUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Ellis Cashmore is Honorary Professor of Sociology at Aston University, UK

Jamie Cleland
is Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at the University of South Australia

Kevin Dixon is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law at Teesside University, UK

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“This remarkably sane and balanced book gives us the most rational social analysis of screen technology that I’ve ever read. … A cool, detached observation augments many of the insights and information to be found in Screen Society. All screen-enthusiasts and screen-detractors would gain greater understanding and clarity, about their activities, by reading this remarkable book. I can’t recommend Screen Society highly enough.” (Alan Price, Magonia review of books, pelicanist.blogspot.com, August, 2018)