E-Mail Trouble

E-Mail Trouble

by S. Paige Baty, Paige Baty
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292708645

ISBN-13: 9780292708648

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: University of Texas Press

In this daring, postmodern autobiography, S. Paige Baty recounts her search for love and community on the Internet. Taking Jack Kerouac's On the Road as a point of departure, Baty describes both an actual road trip to meet the object of an e-mail romance and the cyber-search for connection that draws so many people into the matrix of the Internet.

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Overview

In this daring, postmodern autobiography, S. Paige Baty recounts her search for love and community on the Internet. Taking Jack Kerouac's On the Road as a point of departure, Baty describes both an actual road trip to meet the object of an e-mail romance and the cyber-search for connection that draws so many people into the matrix of the Internet. Writing in a bold, experimental style that freely mixes e-mails, poems, fragments of quotations, and puns into expository text, she convincingly links e-mail trouble with "female trouble" in the displacement of embodied love and accountable human relationships to opaque screens and alienated identities. Her book stands as a vivid feminist critique of our culture's love affair with technology and its dehumanizing effect on personal relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292708648
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Constructs Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Step One
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Step Seven
Step Six
Step Nine
Step Ten
Step Five

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