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The Datafied Society. Studying Culture through Data

Edited by Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es, Amsterdam University Press, 2017, 222 pages, ISBN: 9789462981362

The book The Datafied Society: Studying Culture through Data, edited by Mirko Tobias Schafer and Karin van Es, reflects on the increasing amount of data available to analyse and understand many aspects of society. Although this data is a new resource for researchers, the novel methods and innovative tools to work with it efficiently require new knowledge and skills. The book critically reflects on the role and usefulness of big data, challenging overly optimistic expectations about what such information can reveal, introducing practices and methods for its analysis and visualization, and raising important political and ethical questions regarding its collection, handling, and presentation.

To obtain the book please visit oapen.org/search?identifier=624771