Critical cyberculture studies / edited by David Silver and Adrienne Massanari ; with a foreword by Steve Jones.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : New York University Press, c2006Description: xvii, 323 p. : ill. ; 23 cmISBN: 0814740235 (cloth : alk. paper); 0814740243 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780814740231; 9780814740248Subject(s): Computers and civilization | Internet -- Social aspects | Cyberspace -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 303.48/33 LOC classification: QA76.9.C66 | C744 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword : Dreams of fields : possible trajectories of Internet studies / Steve Jones -- Introduction : Where is Internet studies? / David Silver -- The historiography of cyberculture / Jonathan Sterne -- Cultural difference, theory, and cyberculture studies : a case of mutual repulsion / Lisa Nakamura -- How we became post-digital : from cyberstudies to game studies / Espen Aarseth -- Internet studies in times of terror / David Silver and Alice Marwick -- Catching the waves : considering cyberculture, technoculture, and electronic consumption / Wendy Robinson -- Cyberculture studies : an antidisciplinary approach (version 3.0) / McKenzie Wark -- Finding the quality in qualitative research / Nancy K. Baym -- Web sphere analysis and cybercultural studies / Kirsten Foot -- Connecting the selves : computer mediated identification processes / Heidi J. Figueroa Sarriera -- The structural problems of the Internet for cultural policy / Christian Sandvig -- Cultural considerations in Internet policy and design : a case study from Central Asia / Beth E. Kolko -- Bridging cyberlife and real life : a study of online communities in Hong Kong / Anthony Fung -- Overcoming institutional marginalization / Blanca Gordo -- The vertical (layered) net : interrogating the conditions of network connectivity / Greg Elmer -- The construction of cybersocial reality / Stine Gotved -- E-scaping boundaries : bridging cyberspace and diaspora studies through nethnography / Emily Noelle Ignacio -- An interdisciplinary approach to the study of cybercultures / Madhavi Mallapragada -- An action research (AR) manifesto for cyberculture power to "marginalized" cultures of difference / Bharat Mehra -- Cyberstudies and the politics of visibility / David J. Phillips -- Disaggregation, technology, and masculinity : elements of Internet research / Frank Schaap -- Gender, technology and visual cyberculture : virtually women / Kate O'Riordan -- How digital technology found utopian ideology : lessons from the first hackers conference / Fred Turner -- Government.com : ICTs and reforming governance in Asia / Shanthi Kalathil -- Dot-coms and cyberculture studies : Amazon.com as a case study / Adrienne Massanari -- Associating independents : business relationships and the culture of independence in the dot-com era / Gina Neff.
Starting in the early 1990s, journalists and scholars began responding to and trying to take account of new technologies and their impact on our lives. By the end of the decade, the full-fledged study of cyberculture had arrived. Today, there exists a large body of critical work on the subject, with cutting-edge studies probing beyond the mere existence of virtual communities and online identities to examine the social, cultural, and economic relationships that take place online. Taking stock of the exciting work that is being done and positing what cyberculture's future might look like, Critical Cyberculture Studies brings together a diverse and multidisciplinary group of scholars from around the world to assess the state of the field. Opening with a historical overview of the field by its most prominent spokesperson, it goes on to highlight the interests and methodologies of a mobile and creative field, providing a much-needed how-to guide for those new to cyberstudies. The final two sections open up to explore issues of race, class, and gender and digital media's ties to capital and commerce-from the failure of dot-coms to free software and the hacking movement. --Publsher.