Transnational Culture in the Internet Age

  • Filename: transnational-culture-in-the-internet-age.
  • ISBN: 9780857931344
  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Number of pages: 430
  • Author: Sean A. Pager
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing



Digital technology has transformed global culture, connecting and empowering users on a hitherto unknown scale. Existing paradigms from intellectual property rights to cultural diversity and telecommunications regulation seem increasingly obsolete, confounding policymakers and provoking wide-ranging debate. Transnational Culture in the Internet Age draws on a range of disciplines to examine new approaches to regulating communications and cultural production. The insightful contributions shed new light on insufficiently examined issues and highlight connections that cut across the many different domains in which such regulations operate. Building upon the framework presented by David Post – one of the first and most prominent scholars of cyber law and a contributor to this volume – the authors address the implications and economics of the Internet's astronomical scale, jurisdiction and enforcement of the web as it relates to topics including libel tourism and threats to free speech, and the power of global communication to dissolve and recreate identities. Ideal for students and scholars of innovation, technology, cyber law and communication, Transnational Culture in the Internet Age will be a valuable addition to any library.

Culture of the Internet

  • Filename: culture-of-the-internet.
  • ISBN: 0805816356
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 463
  • Author: Sara Kiesler
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



As we begin a new century, the astonishing spread of nationally and internationally accessible computer-based communication networks has touched the imagination of people everywhere. Suddenly, the Internet is in everyday parlance, featured in talk shows, in special business "technology" sections of major newspapers, and on the covers of national magazines. If the Internet is a new world of social behavior it is also a new world for those who study social behavior. This volume is a compendium of essays and research reports representing how researchers are thinking about the social processes of electronic communication and its effects in society. Taken together, the chapters comprise a first gathering of social psychological research on electronic communication and the Internet. The authors of these chapters work in different disciplines and have different goals, research methods, and styles. For some, the emergence and use of new technologies represent a new perspective on social and behavioral processes of longstanding interest in their disciplines. Others want to draw on social science theories to understand technology. A third group holds to a more activist program, seeking guidance through research to improve social interventions using technology in domains such as education, mental health, and work productivity. Each of these goals has influenced the research questions, methods, and inferences of the authors and the "look and feel" of the chapters in this book. Intended primarily for researchers who seek exposure to diverse approaches to studying the human side of electronic communication and the Internet, this volume has three purposes: * to illustrate how scientists are thinking about the social processes and effects of electronic communication; * to encourage research-based contributions to current debates on electronic communication design, applications, and policies; and * to suggest, by example, how studies of electronic communication can contribute to social science itself.

Internet Culture

  • Filename: internet-culture.
  • ISBN: 9781135209049
  • Release Date: 2013-09-13
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: David Porter
  • Publisher: Routledge



The internet has recently grown from a fringe cultural phenomenon to a significant site of cultural production and transformation. Internet Culture maps this new domain of language, politics and identity, locating it within the histories of communication and the public sphere. Internet Culture offers a critical interrogation of the sustaining myths of the virtual world and of the implications of the current mass migration onto the electronic frontier. Among the topics discussed in Internet Culture are the virtual spaces and places created by the citizens of the Net and their claims to the hotly contested notion of "virtual community"; the virtual bodies that occupy such spaces; and the desires that animate these bodies. The contributors also examine the communication medium behind theworlds of the Net, analyzing the rhetorical conventions governing online discussion, literary antecedents,and potential pedagogical applications.

Cultures of Internet

  • Filename: cultures-of-internet.
  • ISBN: 080397518X
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 196
  • Author: Rob Shields
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd



The Internet is here. But have we caught up with all of the implications it holds for culture and everyday life? Bringing together a group of the most accomplished writers on the Internet and cyberspace, this volume presents a systematic description of the development of the Internet, its history in the military-industrial complex, and the role of state policies (such as those that lead to the building of information superhighways). Contributors examine the arrival of E-mail, explore online discussion groups, and consider the prospect of an online world. They also address the development of this technology as a commercialized leisure form and a forum for underground political organization and critique. Accessible and innovative, Cultures of Internet will appeal to students and scholars in sociology, cultural studies, media studies, and computer studies.

Internet Culture

  • Filename: internet-culture.
  • ISBN: 0415916844
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 279
  • Author: David Porter
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



The internet has recently grown from a fringe cultural phenomenon to a significant site of cultural production and transformation. Internet Culture maps this new domain of language, politics and identity, locating it within the histories of communication and the public sphere. Internet Culture offers a critical interrogation of the sustaining myths of the virtual world and of the implications of the current mass migration onto the electronic frontier. Among the topics discussed in Internet Culture are the virtual spaces and places created by the citizens of the Net and their claims to the hotly contested notion of "virtual community"; the virtual bodies that occupy such spaces; and the desires that animate these bodies. The contributors also examine the communication medium behind theworlds of the Net, analyzing the rhetorical conventions governing online discussion, literary antecedents,and potential pedagogical applications.

Cached

  • Filename: cached.
  • ISBN: 9780814708682
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Stephanie Ricker Schulte
  • Publisher: NYU Press



“This is the most culturally sophisticated history of the Internet yet written. We can’t make sense of what the Internet means in our lives without reading Schulte’s elegant account of what the Internet has meant at various points in the past 30 years.”—Siva Vaidhyanathan, Chair of the Department of Media Studies at The University of Virginia In the 1980s and 1990s, the internet became a major player in the global economy and a revolutionary component of everyday life for much of the United States and the world. It offered users new ways to relate to one another, to share their lives, and to spend their time—shopping, working, learning, and even taking political or social action. Policymakers and news media attempted—and often struggled—to make sense of the emergence and expansion of this new technology. They imagined the internet in conflicting terms: as a toy for teenagers, a national security threat, a new democratic frontier, an information superhighway, a virtual reality, and a framework for promoting globalization and revolution. Schulte maintains that contested concepts had material consequences and helped shape not just our sense of the internet, but the development of the technology itself. Cached focuses on how people imagine and relate to technology, delving into the political and cultural debates that produced the internet as a core technology able to revise economics, politics, and culture, as well as to alter lived experience. Schulte illustrates the conflicting and indirect ways in which culture and policy combined to produce this transformative technology.

Leonardo to the Internet

  • Filename: leonardo-to-the-internet.
  • ISBN: 9781421404783
  • Release Date: 2013-10-23
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Thomas J. Misa
  • Publisher: JHU Press



"Misa brings his acclaimed text up to date by examining how today's unsustainable energy systems, insecure information networks, and vulnerable global shipping have helped foster geopolitical risks and instability. A masterful analysis of how technology and culture have influenced each other over five centuries, Leonardo to the Internet frames a history that illuminates modern-day problems and prospects faced by our technology-dependent world

The Internet Galaxy

  • Filename: the-internet-galaxy.
  • ISBN: 0199255776
  • Release Date: 2002-10-31
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Manuel Castells
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand



Castells helps us understand how the Internet came into being and how it is affecting every area of human life. This guide reveals the Internet's huge capacity to liberate, but also its possibility to exclude those who do not have access to it.

Dark Fiber

  • Filename: dark-fiber.
  • ISBN: 0262621800
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 382
  • Author: Geert Lovink
  • Publisher: MIT Press



Net criticism that establishes the principles and foundation for a collaborative, global new media culture.

Interpersonal Culture on the Internet

  • Filename: interpersonal-culture-on-the-internet.
  • ISBN: 0773463801
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Sarah N. Gatson
  • Publisher:



Community is a highly contested concept, and in the milieu of mass media, it is even more highly fraught. The book is a community formation narrative, adding to our common database of emergent community practice on the Internet. The book bolsters our understandings of the substantive processes involved, particularly those of boundary formation, spatial dimensions of communities, and how communities are always both embedded and emerging entities. Finally, it deals with the question of how seamless and/or disruptive the new technology of the Internet is vis-a-vis our traditional practices of community formation and maintenance. We are interested in a problem with communities based in media fandoms. Eventually, the artist will quit making music, the movie will cease to have sequels, or the television show will get cancelled. What happens to these communities when their basis of interest goes away? Is the bond of community enough to keep them together? Why do people fracture into other groups? Why do some hold on to the one-for-all-all-for-one mentality? chosen offline, or do they stick by the friends they made in the community, who would not ordinarily be their type? In the last couple of years of working with this community, the ways in which one gauges when a community ends, and when it merely morphs into some other kind of interpersonal phenomenon have been at the forefront of our research. The book is ethnographic in method, and deals with community concepts such as networks, geography, boundaries, and politics.

Women Internet

  • Filename: women-internet.
  • ISBN: 1856495728
  • Release Date: 1999-06-19
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Wendy Harcourt
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan



This is the first major analysis of the emerging cultural characteristics of women’s activities on the internet across the globe. It brings together anthropologists, communications experts, development workers and media analysts and women’s movement activists to ask: are women caught in the net or weaving it themselves? The book maps both the social, economic and political biases in which the culture of cyberspace is embedded as well its revolutionary potential explores women’s knowledge of and access to the Internet across the world and puts forward concrete proposals for increasing women’s engagement with the new communication technologies shows how the Internet can create new spaces for women working within radically different cultural environments to access knowledge - and transform it rethinks the very idea of culture by looking at the links and discontinuities between the local and the global that cyberculture has highlighted.

Memes in Digital Culture

  • Filename: memes-in-digital-culture.
  • ISBN: 9780262525435
  • Release Date: 2013-10-04
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Limor Shifman
  • Publisher: MIT Press



Taking "Gangnam Style" seriously: what Internet memes can tell us about digital culture.

Cyberpower

  • Filename: cyberpower.
  • ISBN: 041517077X
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 254
  • Author: Tim Jordan
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



This is the first complete introduction to and analysis of the politics of the internet. Chapters are arranged around key words and use case studies to guide the reader through a wealth of material. Cyberpower presents all the key concepts of cyberspace including: * power and cyberspace * the virtual individual * society in cyberspace * imagination and the internet.

The Internet of Women

  • Filename: the-internet-of-women.
  • ISBN: 9788793379688
  • Release Date: 2016-09-09
  • Number of pages: 364
  • Author: Anid, Nada
  • Publisher: River Publishers



Female scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians worldwide are making historic contributions to their fields. The modern workforce is closer to gender-equal than it has ever been, and many efforts are in place to support further progress. The Internet of Women provides an exciting look at personal narratives and case studies of female leaders and cultural shifts around the globe that illustrate this promising trend. From the United Nations’ emphasis on girls and technology education in the Sustainable Development Goals to the increased female labor force in Zambia, a policy change that was inspired by the UN Millennial Development Goals, The Internet of Women captures stunning examples of progress from around the world and men working hand in hand with women advocating for cultural change. Gender equality and female participation in the tech field is critical to both developing and developed economies; nevertheless, this gap remains a global phenomenon. Without significant progress, the current rate of change will not lead to parity for 118 years, according to the World Economic Forum. However there’s significant work being done to shift this tide. Take for instance Michelle Lee, the first female Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, reflects on her childhood Girl Scout badge in sewing and cooking and how that memory inspired to create an IP badge that exposes young women to the process of invention. This book gathers examples about the increasingly inclusive and progressive gender culture in technology from over 30 countries. Stories range from an entrepreneur in Dubai partnering with private and public sector entities to accelerate blockchain technology to a young British woman moving to Silicon Valley to launch an artificial intelligence platform and incubator. The book is divided into six parts, each with unique areas of focus: Millennials Leading: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Next Generation of Women in TechnologyMen and Women Empowering One AnotherBold Leadership: Women Changing the Culture of Investment and EntrepreneurshipEducating for the 21st CenturyBreaking the Glass Ceiling: A Generation of Women Forging into Technology LeadershipEmerging Fields of Technology The book is intended for corporations, academic institutions, the private sector, government agencies, gender experts, and the general public, and its key benefit is to let the reader understand a path towards implementing diversity overall globally. It also showcases the strategies, tools, and tactical execution on how create cultural change in all parts of the world.

Sex Discrimination and Law Firm Culture on the Internet

  • Filename: sex-discrimination-and-law-firm-culture-on-the-internet.
  • ISBN: 9780230622203
  • Release Date: 2009-06-08
  • Number of pages: 197
  • Author: A. Baumle
  • Publisher: Springer



Despite the availability of some formal legal remedies, women lawyers rarely challenge discriminatory behaviour. This book explores this seemingly contradictory situation, and by exploring lawyers' use of legal discourse in an Internet community, Baumle examines whether the law can in fact serve as a useful tool to challenge inequality.

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