Cybersociety 2.0: Revisiting Computer-Mediated Community and Technology / Edition 1

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Overview

Like its predecessor, the best-selling Cyber Society, published in 1994, Cybersociety 2.0 is rooted in criticism and analysis of computer-mediated technologies to assist readers in becoming critically aware of the hype and hopes pinned on computer-mediated communication and of the cultures that are emerging among Internet users. Both books are products of a particular moment in time, and serve as snapshots of the concerns and issues that surround the burgeoning new technologies of communication.

After a brief introduction to the history of computer-mediated communication, each essay in this volume highlights specific cyber societies and how computer-mediated communication affects the notion of self and its relation to community. Contributors probe issues of community, standards of conduct, communication, means of fixing identity, knowledge, information, and the exercise of power in social relations.

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Assists readers in becoming aware of the hype and hopes pinned on computer-mediated communication technologies and of the cultures that are emerging among Internet users. Highlights specific cyber societies and how computer-mediated communication affects the notion of self and its relation to community, and examines issues of community, conduct, fixing identity, and the exercise of power in social relations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761914624
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Series: New Media Cultures Series , #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Jones is professor and head of the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is author/editor of numerous books, including Doing Internet Research, The Encyclopedia of New Media, Cyber Society, and Virtual Culture. He is co-founder and president of the Association of Internet Researchers and co-editor of New Media & Society, an international journal of research on new media, technology, and culture. He also edits New Media Cultures, a series of books on culture and technology for Sage Publications, and Digital Formations, a series of books on new media for Peter Lang Publishers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Steven Jones
Information, Internet and Community - Steven Jones
Notes toward an Understanding of Community in the Information Age
The Emergence of On-line Community - Nancy K Baym
Designing Genres for New Media - Philip E Agre
Social, Economic and Political Contexts
Feminist Fictions of Future Technology - Cheris Kramarae
Text as Mask - Brenda Danet
Gender, Play, and Performance on the Internet
Dating on the Net - Lynn Schofield Clark
Teens and the Rise of 'Pure' Relationships
Virtual Ethnicity - Mark Poster
Tribal Identity in an Age of Global Communications
Dissolution and Fragmentation - Beth Kolko and Elizabeth Reid
Problems in On-line Communities

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