Living on Cybermind: Categories, Communication, and Control

Living on Cybermind: Categories, Communication, and Control

by Jonathan Paul Marshall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820495131

ISBN-13: 9780820495132

Pub. Date: 08/29/2007

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Cybermind is an Internet mailing list, originally founded in 1994 to discuss the issues and problems of living online. It proved exceptionally fertile and is still going strong thirteen years later.
This book is an ethnographic investigation which follows Cybermind members in their daily lives on the List, and explores the ways they look at the world, argue,

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Cybermind is an Internet mailing list, originally founded in 1994 to discuss the issues and problems of living online. It proved exceptionally fertile and is still going strong thirteen years later.
This book is an ethnographic investigation which follows Cybermind members in their daily lives on the List, and explores the ways they look at the world, argue, relate online life to offline life, use gender, and build community. Perhaps the most comprehensive history of an Internet group ever published, it includes detailed analyses using List members’ own words and commentary, and develops a unique theory of the relationship between culture, the problems of communication, and the ongoing processes of categorisation. Living on Cybermind illustrates how behaviour is affected by the organisation of communication, and how people deal with the paradoxes involved in resolving ambiguity and truth in a situation in which presence is always on the verge of slipping away.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820495132
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
08/29/2007
Series:
New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies Series
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.03(d)

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