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From the Publisher"Nayar's Introduction to Cyberculture pries open the issues thatmake cyberspace so fascinating: race, class, gender, space, thepublic, and the popular. This is essential reading for thosecurious about new media."
—David W. Park, Lake Forest College, US
"Nayar makes a scintillating, significant contribution to a newand burgeoning area of cultural studies in this acute yet lucidintroduction to new medias and cybercultures. He both maps thefield and makes you think."
—Brinda Bose, New Delhi University, India
"An accessible introduction to cybercultures that carefullybalances a broad range of ideas and concepts while outlining theirsignificance and impact on the digital world . . . a robustlyglobal overview of the cybercultural landscape."
—Tama Leaver, Curtin University of Technology,Australia
"Nayar's approach to digital culture is determinedlypostcolonial and firmly embedded in material conditions. This fieldof knowledge moves quickly, but clear summaries and definitionsmake this book both an invaluable introduction and an enduringpoint of reference."
—Alice Ferrebe, Liverpool John Moores University,UK
"The New Media and Cybercultures Anthology movesintelligently beyond the routinely anthologized voices ofcyberculture's first wave to give us a rich and diverse tapestry ofthinkers from the second—much needed update to a body of theorythat struggles to keep up with the pace of the world itdescribes."
—Mark Cooley, George Mason University, US
"This is the book for the changing face of the 21stcentury networked classroom. Revealing the up close and personalrevolution wrought by globalization 2.0, Pramod K. Nayar's NewMedia and Cybercultures Anthology introduces the gendered,spatialized, multimodal and mobile realities of social media, newtechnologies and hybrid cultures in a user-generated world."
—Carolyn Guertin, eCreate Lab, University of Texas atArlington, US
"This brilliantly edited collection skillfully weaves togetherthe important conversations currently taking place in the broadfield of cyberculture studies. This book is a vital read forstudents of all levels, scholars in digital media studies, andanyone interested in the changing cultural landscape of the digitalage."
—Jason Farman, Washington State University, US
"Nayar's international assemblage of theoreticians provides atimely sourcebook for the study of new media and cyberculturewithin the context of cultural studies, and inspires deeperdialectical research into questions of power and identity."
—Kirby Malone, Co-author, Live Movies: A FieldGuide to New Media for the Performing Arts