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Technological and Digital Risk: Research Issues

Edited By Gevisa La Rocca and Juan Martínez Torvisco

What are the borders of risk? How is the perception of risk related to new technologies and digital changing? This book discusses these topics, moving from theories to research data, looking for concrete answers now, or taking a picture of reality. The volume is divided into three main sections: Exploring the Edges of Risk, according to sociological, psychological and artificial intelligence perspective; Technological and Digital Risks, exploring social media, cyberbullying, hate speech, social bots on digital platforms; Risk in the Cities, working with risk and deviance, risk communication, environmental and nuclear risks. Inside, research data from Europe, USA and Mexico are discussed.

Gevisa La Rocca is an associate professor of communication at the Kore University of Enna. Her research interests are focused on mediatization, emotional and digital risks, and qualitative data analysis. She has published more than twenty research articles and book chapters.

Juan Martínez-Torvisco is a professor of social psychology at the University of La Laguna. His research interests are focused on environmental psychology and risk perception. He has published more than twenty research articles and authored at least ten book chapters.