A new issue of Fast Capitalism has been published, it includes a special section on Academia and the Internet. In response to this special section Antonio A. Casilli asks What is Holding Back Digital Sociology? His post works through some of the arguments made in the special section. This ranges from his we might understand digital sociology to how it might be communicated. For example, Casilli suggests that:
Academic blogging must not be understood as the end of peer-reviewed publications either. On the contrary, the complex interplay between the business of academic publishing and crowdsourced/open publishing makes things all the more complicated for today’s academic labourers.
This is illustrative of the ongoing expansion of the debates around digital sociology and its limits. I’ve given a bit of an overview of some questions around digital sociology before, and discussed them here. It looks like this debate is now widening.