[Air-L] New book: The Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies (OA)

Mariëlle W. wijermarsmarielle at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 04:41:28 PST 2020

Do you want to learn everything about digitalization in Russia, or about
how to use digital sources and methods for studying Russia? Are you seeking
to broaden your horizon beyond the US and Europe and the English-language

Look no further: *The Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies*, edited
by Daria Gritsenko, Mariëlle Wijermars and Mikhail Kopotev, has just been
published and is available in Open Access! 32 chapters, over 600 pages,
written by more than 40 contributors based in Russia, Europe and the US.

The handbook presents a multidisciplinary and multifaceted perspective on
how the ‘digital’ is simultaneously changing Russia and the research
methods scholars use to study Russia. It provides a critical update on how
Russian society, politics, economy, and culture are reconfigured in the
context of ubiquitous connectivity and accounts for the political and
societal responses to digitalization. In addition, it answers practical and
methodological questions in handling Russian data and a wide array of
digital methods. The volume makes a timely intervention in our
understanding of the changing field of Russian Studies and is an essential
guide for scholars, advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying
Russia today.

To access the book, please visit the publisher's website:

*Table of Contents*

1. Digital Russia Studies: An introduction

*Studying Digital Russia*
2. The digitalization of Russian politics and political participation
3. E-Government
in Russia: Plans, reality, and future outlook 4. Russia’s Digital Economy
Program: An effective strategy for digital transformation? 5. Law and
digitization in Russia 6. Personal data protection in Russia
7. Cyber-crime and punishment: Security, information war, and the future of
RuNet 8. Digital activism in Russia: The evolution and forms of online
participation in an authoritarian state 9. Digital journalism: Toward a
theory of journalistic practice in the twenty-first century 10. Digitalization
of Russian education: Changing actors and spaces of governance 11.
of religion in Russia: adjusting preaching to new formats, channels and
platforms 12. Doing Gender Online: Digital Spaces for Identity
Politics 13. Digitalization
of consumption in Russia: Online platforms, regulations and consumer
behavior 14. Digital Art: A sourcebook of ideas for conceptualizing new
practices, networks and modes of self-expression 15. From Samizdat to New
Sincerity. Digital literature on the Russian-language Internet 16. Run
Runet Runaway: The transformation of the Russian Internet as a
cultural-historical Object

*Digital sources and methods *
17. Corpora in text-based Russian studies 18. RuThes Thesaurus for Natural
Language Processing 19. Social media based research of interpersonal and
group communication in Russia 20. Digitizing archives in Russia: Epistemic
sovereignty and Its challenges in the Digital Age 21. Affordances of
digital archives: The case of the Prozhito Archive of personal diaries 22 Open
government data in Russia 23. Topic modeling in Russia: current approaches
and issues in methodology 24. Topic modeling Russian history 25. Studying
ideational change in Russian politics with topic models and word embeddings 26.
Deep Learning for the Russian language 27. Shifting the norm: the case of
academic plagiarism detection 28. Automatic sentiment analysis of texts:
The case of Russian 29. Social network analysis in Russian literary studies 30.
Tweeting Russian politics: studying on-line political dynamics 31. The
state of the art: Surveying digital Russian art history 32. Geospatial data
analysis in Russia’s geoweb

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