Critical Perspectives on the Internet

Critical Perspectives on the Internet

By: Greg Elmer (editor)Paperback

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This critical reader of original essays places the boom and bust years of the Internet in a broad cultural context. Exploring the world of html, web browsers, cookies, online net guides, portals, and Internet service providers, the text includes the history of the Internet, interesting case studies and discussions on online community, user inequalities, and governance.

About Author

Greg Elmer is assistant professor of communication at Boston College.


Chapter 1 Preface: A Critical Primer for the Internet Part 2 Part I: Critical Introductions Chapter 3 Disorganizing the "New Technology" Chapter 4 A Critical History of the Internet Part 5 Part II: Net Architecture Chapter 6 The Case of Web Browser Cookies: Enabling/Disabling Convenience and Relevance on the Web Chapter 7 Surfing for Knowledge in the Information Society Part 8 Part III: Rethinking Net Communities Chapter 9 The Myth of the Unmarked Net Speaker Chapter 10 Digitizing and Globalizing Indigenous Voices: The Zapatista Movement Part 11 Part IV: Globalization and Governance Chapter 12 E-Capital and the Many-Headed Hydra Chapter 13 Convergence Policy: It's Not What You Dance, It's the Way You Dance It Chapter 14 Internet Globalization and the Political Economy of Infrastructure

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742511323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780742511323
  • weight: 308
  • ISBN10: 0742511324

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