Informatization and digitalization: from exotics of social change to routine of social practices
The article presents an analytical overview of the special issue of the Research Result Journal dedicated to the topic ‘Social practices of informatization and digitalization’. Sociologists are now facing the challenge of studying digitalization not as a trend or an aspect of complex social change, but as a social routine that structures people's daily lives and reproduces social structures that form solidarities and conflicts, as understood in scientific and socio-political discourses. This issue of the Journal is intended to contribute to the challenge of exploring the transition of the virtualization of society and the digitalization caused by it into a mode of social routine. The articles selected for this issue focus on two major subject areas: 1) everyday practices under digital routine; 2) institutional structures facing the challenge of digitalization.