Being a Scholar in the Digital Era

Transforming scholarly practice for the public good

by Jessie DanielsPolly Thistlethwaite

Jessie Daniels and Polly Thistlethwaite. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2016.

What opportunities do digital technologies present scholars? How do developments in digital media support scholarship and teaching, and how can academics apply them to further social justice activism? The authors, a sociologist and a librarian, examine scholarly practice in the digital era to explore how academics, journalists, and activists can combine efforts to support social justice issues. With scholarly communication undergoing rapid change, and with digital innovation applied in higher education for many reasons, authors outline what scholars can do to channel their work to benefit the public good.


  • container title
    Being a Scholar in the Digital Era
  • isbn
    9781447332572 1447332571
  • original publisher
    Policy Press
  • original publisher place
    Bristol, UK
  • publisher
    Graduate Center, CUNY
  • publisher place
    New York, NY
  • rights
    By agreement with the Policy Press, authors exercise a non-exclusive right to distribute the ePub version of this text beginning two years following initial publication in December 2016.
  • rights holder
    Jessie Daniels, Polly Thistlethwaite, Policy Press
  • rights territory
    US, UK
  • version