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Book review: Kitchin, R. 2014. 'The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures and Their Consequences'. London: Sage240pp. Paperback. £22.99. Print ISBN: 9781446287484.

Menichelli, Francesca (2015) Book review: Kitchin, R. 2014. 'The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures and Their Consequences'. London: Sage240pp. Paperback. £22.99. Print ISBN: 9781446287484. Surveillance and Society, 13 (2). pp. 319-321.

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Abstract

Rob Kitchin’s latest book is an important addition to the emerging field of critical data studies, in that it manages to both make a clear, convincing and reasonably detailed case for why it is necessary to look critically at what data are—and, just as crucially, what they do in the world—and provide stimulating insights and suggestions for further research in this area.

Kitchin’s central claim is that we are in the midst of a revolution that is radically changing how data are produced, managed, stored and analysed, with far reaching implications for governments, businesses, civil society and science. The book charts the data revolution currently underway, providing in the process a conceptual and critical analysis of data and their modes of production and use.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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Menichelli, Francescaf.menichelli@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 2 July 2015
Copyright Disclaimer : © The author, 2015. Licensed to the Surveillance Studies Network under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license.
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 17 Apr 2018 13:08
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/846240

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