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Society and the Internet : how networks of information and communication are changing our lives

By: Dutton, William H.(Edited by) Graham, Mark(Edited by)

0199662002 / 9780199662005
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24 cm xxiii, 390 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
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How is society being shaped by the diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work?

By bringing together leading research that addresses some of the most significant cultural, economic, and political roles of the Internet, this volume introduces students to a core set of readings that address this question in specific social and institutional contexts.

Internet Studies is a burgeoning new field, which has been central to the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), an innovative multi-disciplinary department at the University of Oxford.

Society and the Internet builds on the OII's evolving series of lectures on society and the Internet.

The series has been edited to create a reader to supplement upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses that seek to introduce students to scholarship focused on the implications of the Internet fornetworked societies around the world.

The chapters of the reader are rooted in a variety of disciplines, but all directly tackle the powerful ways in which the Internet is linked to political, social, cultural, and economic transformations in society.

This book will be a starting point for anyone with a seriousinterest in the factors shaping the Internet and its impact on society.

The book begins with an introduction by the editors, which provides a brief history of the Internet and Web and its study from multi-disciplinary perspectives.

The chapters are grouped into six focused sections: The Internet and Everyday Life; Information and Culture on the Line; Networked Politics and Government; Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economies; and Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures.


JFD Media studies, JHB Sociology, PDR Impact of science & technology on society, UBJ Ethical & social aspects of IT

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