Digital Diversities is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary study of the social, social-psychological, philosophical and political ramifications of the 'digital turn' in human affairs. Focusing, in particular, on connections between the saturation of everyday life by digital communication techlogies and 21st century global mobility, it offers fresh and original accounts of the interface between online communication practices and the negotiation of increasingly complex social experience. It provides critical studies of, among other things, the consequences of the widespread shift to remote rather than embodied relationships, the day-to-day management of intercultural encounters in unprecedentedly diverse social settings, new and emerging forms of political expression and cultural diplomacy, and the relationship between posthuman ideology and the 'googleisation of everything'. As such, Digital Diversities is a collection that makes a timely and thought-provoking contribution to the expanding field of studies of the abrupt, and still poorly understood, transformation of everyday life in the early 21st century by the gadgets and communication platforms of the digital global hive.
Garry Robson is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He teaches and researches widely in sociology and cultural studies; his major publications include No One Likes Us We Don't Care: Myth and Reality in Millwall Fandom (2000) and the co-authored London Calling: The Middle Classes and the Remaking of Inner London (2003). Malgorzata Zachara is Assistant Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her publications and expertise span the areas of diplomacy, global governance, and transnational cooperation. She is the author of The Export of Armaments in US Foreign Policy (2010) and International Relations at the End of the American Century (2012).