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Digitalization and Society

Edited By Bünyamin Ayhan

This book presents a collection of papers by researchers from several different institutions on a wide range of digital issues.

Digitalization describes the phenomenon of how knowledge is processed and the processed knowledge provides social transformations beyond digitization, interaction, annihilation of time and space, the phenomenon of usage in multimedia. Transformed is not only the society but also its mentality. Digitalization reveals a sui generis digimodern process by processing modern structures with the help of compulsory tools. This process is a reconstruction of social structures and institutions on the basis of the digitalization perspective. Each social institution adapts this process and provides a contribution to the digitalization of society.

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Digitalized Culture of New Generation (Tuba Livberber Göçmen)


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Res. Assist. Tuba Livberber Göçmen*

Digitalized Culture of New Generation


The transition from the industrial society to the information society led to many changes in individuals’ culture, life conditions, perceptions, and views on life. With technological transformations as the first step of the information society, new communication technologies came into individuals’ lives and started the digitalization process in many areas including economic, social, and cultural products. In this process, next generation technologies started to be used instead of traditional ones; economic, social, and cultural products went into reproduction. In the reformation of the cultural products process, many areas which reflect individuals’ lifestyles such as business manners, friendship, family and romantic relationships, or consumptions habits are changed. Changes encountered in the globalization process are called “innovations”. According to Lessig (2004: 184), the ‘innovation’ is a controversial issue. This is because the phenomenon of accessing and sharing information is as old as human history and digital technologies only differentiated the process.

This period of today which was composed of digital innovations is generally called the information society or network society. In addition to these concepts, McLuhan’s “global village”, Bell’s “post-industrial society”, and Toffler’s “third wave” are also frequently used concepts. Manuel Castells’ studies have a big role in the development and proliferation of the network society concept. Castells (2013: 621) says that networks constitute the new social morphology of societies and the proliferation of the reason of networking seriously...

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