This introduction to cybercultures provides a cutting-edge and much needed guide to the rapidly changing world of new media and communication.
Considers cyberculture and new media through contemporary race, gender and sexuality studies and postcolonial theoryOffers a clear analysis of some of the most complex issues in cybercultures, including identity, network societies, new geographies, and connectivityIncludes discussions of gaming, social networking, geography, net-democracy, aesthetics, popular internet culture, the body, sexuality and politicsExamines key questions in the political economy, racialization, gendering and governance of cyberculture
Pramod K. Nayar teaches at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, India. His most recent books include Virtual Worlds: Culture and Politics in the Age of Cybertechnology (2004), Reading Culture: Theory, Praxis, Politics (2006), An Introduction to Cultural Studies (2008), and Cybercultures: An Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell 2010).
Preface and Acknowledgments vi 1 Reading Cybercultures 1 2 Popular Cybercultures 30 3 Bodies 65 4 Subcultures 87 5 Gender and Sexualities 115 6 Public Spaces 136 7 Cybercultures: New Formations 157 Conclusion 173 Glossary 183 Bibliography 187 Index 214