I was a bit worried when I'd realized I'd bought a "sociological critique", but this is not THAT kind of book. There are only a few pages on Foucault and even those avoid the usual secret-tree-house word games so often polluting work in the humanities.
Lupton is lucid and erudite: speaking clearly to number of possible audiences. She deals with the political and sociological issues at stake in different kinds of self-tracking with levity and impartiality (excepting the book's post-script).
This is not so much an analysis as a survey of the field. Not quite ethnographic but certainly enlightening and comprehensive. The book gives a brief digest of how the QS started, what it stands for and the multiplicity of views within the movement. This is not a technical book and Lupton does not collect any data nor is there a particular evaluation of individual tools - it is a qualitative exploration of key themes emerging from the field.
Rather refreshing to read something so clear sighted rather than cheerleading like "Nudge" or condescending and doom-laden like Morozov or Yuval Harari
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