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Part of the “Longman Topics” reader series, CyberReader, Abridged Edition, explores today¿s hottest topics and the increasingly important role that new technologies play in society. The selections range from the scholarly to the popular and include subjects such as virtual reality, racial and sexual politics, and digital piracy.

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A teaching anthology on the growth of "virtual culture," or the ways in which the popularity of the internet changes the way we think and live. Specific topics covered in 43 articles include cyberspace and virtual reality, virtual communities, censorship on the internet, hackers and computer security, the sexual politics of online culture, print-based versus virtual culture, intellectual property rights, and the "cyberpunk" aesthetic. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321272492
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/29/2004
  • Series: Longman Topics Series
  • Edition description: ABR
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,188,812
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Cyberspace and Virtual Reality.

Benjamin Woolley, “Cyberspace.”

Michael Heim, “VR101.”

Richard Thieme, “Stalking the UFO Meme.”

2. Virtual Identities.

Sherry Turkle, “Identity Crisis.”

Timoth Leary, “The Cyberpunk: Individual as Reality Pilot.”

Timoth Leary, (chart, “Evolution of Countercultures”).

Howard Rheingold, “Smart Mobs: The Power of the Mobile Many.”

3. Sexual-Racial Politics.

Allucquere Rosanne Stone, “In Novel Conditions: The Cross-Dressing Psychiatrist.”

Dinty W. Moore, “The Night Thoreau Had Cybersex; Or, Once You're On, How Do You Get Off?”

Lisa Nakamura, “Race In/For Cyberspace: Identity Tourism and Racial Passing on the Internet.”

Julian Dibbell, “A Rape in Cyberspace.”

4. Digital Piracy (Hackers/Crackers, Intellectual Property).

Robert S. Boynton, “The Tyranny of Copyright?”

Steve Schear, “COPYLEFT: Rethinking Intellectual Property in the Digital Age.”

Critical Art Ensemble, “Utopian Plagiarism, Hypertextuality, and Electronic Cultural Production.”

Kevin Kelly, “Where Music Will Be Coming From.”

5. Retrospection.

Sherry Turkle, “Virtuality and Its Discontents.”

John Schwartz, “Sorting the Reality From the Virtual.”

Clive Thompson, “Connected Again: Questions for Kevin Mitnick.”

Dear Abby, “E-Mail Breaks Her Heart.”

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