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I almost never buy an edited volume just to read one chapter, but I eagerly purchased Digital Sociologies as soon as I saw the editors: Jessie Daniels, Karen Gregory, and Tressie McMillan Cottom.

For the last few years, I have closely followed Neil Selwyn’s work on educational technology because he asks questions about politics and power. In this volume, he co-authored a chapter, Toward a Digital Sociology of School, with Selena Nemorin, Scott Bulfin and Nicola Johnson. Think C. Wright Mills and Michel Foucault instead of Clay Shirky and Thomas Friedman (the usual suspects in ed tech).

While I work on writing about the outputs of their Making a Digital Difference? project, I anticipate staying up way past a reasonable bedtime for a teacher as I read the rest of the essays in the volume. This one’s worth your money.

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