Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC—In the latest issue of American Sociological Association’s online magazine, sociologists examine the various ways technology impacts our lives, bringing forth the many promises that technology presents and explaining how policymakers might address some of the existing challenges technology poses and stem those that may emerge in coming years.

Sociologists are uniquely positioned to understand and influence the implications of technological transformations on communities. What becomes clear through their writings in this latest issue of Footnotes is that technology is socially complex, and its utility and dangers are dependent on how accessible it is and how it's deployed by people.

The authors and article topics and in this issue of Footnotes titled “Technology’s Role in Society: It’s Complicated” are:


About the American Sociological Association and Footnotes

The American Sociological Association, founded in 1905, is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving sociologists in their work, advancing sociology as a science and profession, and promoting the contributions to and use of sociology by society. Footnotes, ASA's quarterly member magazine, showcases sociologists’ perspectives on relevant and topical themes, and includes news and information related to ASA and the discipline of sociology.