Call for Chapters

Social Identity in the Age of Digital Transformation

Editor: 

Dr. Jordi Colobrans Delgado

Dr. in Sociology (Thesis on organizational cultures: 1996) and a BA in Cultural Anthropology (1991). Marketing Studies (1992) and eLearning (2003), Department of Sociology, Faculty of Economy and Enterprise, University of Barcelona, Spain

Currently he combines his dedication to the academia as an associate at the University of Barcelona (UB) Professor and professor of Online Business School (OBS) with consulting in the field of Technology, Culture and Society. He has taught at Elisava School of Design.

Call for a book chapter

Use this exclusive opportunity to extend your research work and contribute to our upcoming Open Access book, Social Identity in the Age of Digital Transformation with ISBN 978-1-8381524-6-8. Prepare your proposal and submit it via the online submission form. Make sure to stipulate that you agree to publish your chapter as part of the Open Access Book. Upon successful screening by the editorial board to ensure that the proposal adheres to the quality and focus requirements, your proposal will be sent for a double-blind peer-review process. If your book proposal is accepted, you will receive an open-access publication confirmation. You will then work closely with the Book Editor to deliver the final manuscript.

Due to the critical nature of the topic, all publication costs will be covered by Diamond Scientific Publishing, and the book Chapter Authors will not pay any Chapter Processing Fee.

Important Dates

  • Proposals Submission Deadline: 12 November 2020
  • Full Chapters Due: 18 December 2020

About the Book

Humanity is evolving. The process of digital transformation is changing all dimensions of human experience. Is transforming the environment, the system of objects, the social relations and the way we conceive the world. It has transformed de production, distribution and consumption systems.  The transformation that is taking place is about the whole of society, and is societal.

In this book we want to address the topic of re-invention of social identity in the age of digital transformation. There are analogical, digital and digital-borned identities. However, in the digital society also are emerging synthetic identities. In the same way that biology synthesizes new forms of life, and nanotechnologies new forms of materials, the digital society is creating new forms of socialisation, of thinking, of being, of doing and of having. The digital society is a knowledge, creative, design, entrepreneurial and innovative society. Is a networked and a lab society that is re-inventing, and re-designing itself continuously to fit in a new digital order that is not yet fully defined.

What do we talk about when we speak about identity in the age of digital transformation? How does everyday digital experience transform us? Are social scientists becoming social engineers of new forms of identity and meaning systems? Who will be who, what, when and where at the moment when the boundaries between digital and physical worlds became blurred? What are the socio-digital and synthetic identities that are emerging in the network as a result of computer-mediated communication? Digital transformation is offering new spaces for communication and socialisation where identities are managed in other ways. Digital identity is created, hacked and re-invented. How do we build a new social-digital order  in view of the fact that identity, like life and matter, can also be designed with the help of Social and Digital Technologies?

ISBN: 978-1-8381524-6-8

The Book will be published in collaboration with Proud Pen, Open Access books Publisher.

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