CyberSociety: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community / Edition 1

CyberSociety: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community / Edition 1

by Steve Jones
     
 

The culture of computer and network- mediated communication is growing both in size and sophistication. Cyberspace is the new frontier where new worlds, meanings and values are developed. Cyber Society focuses on the construction, maintenance and mediation of community in electronic networks and computer-mediated communication. Leading scholars representing the

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Overview

The culture of computer and network- mediated communication is growing both in size and sophistication. Cyberspace is the new frontier where new worlds, meanings and values are developed. Cyber Society focuses on the construction, maintenance and mediation of community in electronic networks and computer-mediated communication. Leading scholars representing the range of disciplines involved in the study of cyberculture lay out the definitions, boundaries and approaches to the field, as they focus on the social relations that computer-mediated communication engenders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803956773
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/07/1994
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: From Where to Who Knows?1
1Understanding Community in the Information Age10
2A Backstage Critique of Virtual Reality36
3Nintendo and New World Travel Writing: A Dialogue57
4Making Sense of Software: Computer Games and Interactive Textuality73
5Standards of Conduct on Usenet90
6Searching for the Leviathan in Usenet112
7The Emergence of Community in Computer-Mediated Communication138
8Virtual Worlds: Culture and Imagination164
9The E-Mail Murders: Reflections on "Dead" Letters184
Index232
About the Contributors239

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