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Beyond Techno-Utopia: Critical Approaches to Digital Health Technologies

News and Media Research Centre, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, Building 9, Bruce ACT 2601, Australia
Societies 2014, 4(4), 706-711;
Received: 26 November 2014 / Accepted: 4 December 2014 / Published: 8 December 2014
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This editorial presents an overview of digital health technologies, discusses previous research and introduces the contributions to the special issue “Beyond Techno-Utopia: Critical Approaches to Digital Health Technologies”. It is argued that thus far, few critical analyses of digital health technologies have been published in the social science literature, particularly in relation to the newest technologies. While the articles collected here in this special issue have gone some way in offering a critical response to digital health technologies, they represent only a beginning. Many more compelling topics remain to be investigated. The editorial ends with outlining directions for future research in this area. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital health; critical perspectives; social sciences digital health; critical perspectives; social sciences
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