Book talk by Jeffrey Lane: The Digital Street
Digital technologies and social media shape face-to-face and online relations in cities and human lives, and we need to understand these digital and social transformations.
Jeffrey Lane (Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information) will discuss his new book The Digital Street (Oxford University Press), which addresses the role of communication and technology in the transformation of an urban neighborhood, networks, violence and policing. Based on five years of ethnographic observations, Lane illustrates the online and offline experiences of black teenagers in the shadow of the Harlem Children’s Zone and sweeping gentrification when social media came to permeate all facets of life. The book shows how street life in Harlem, New York plays out on and across the physical and digital streets among youth, neighborhood adults, and the authorities. Lane explains how social media use shapes neighborhood violence and its countervailing forces. This talk will explore the book's findings and research method of digital urban ethnography.
Coffee will be served – please sign up below!
Monday 18. March 2019, 15:00 to 16:00
Copenhagen Business School
Room DH 2V.071
Dalgas Have 15