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The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power
     

The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power

by Andrew Herman
 

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Engaging the thematic issues of the Web as a space where magic, metaphor, and power converge, the chapters cover such subjects as The Web and Corporate Media Systems, Conspiracy Theories and the Web; The Economy of Cyberpromotion, The Bias of the Web, The Web and Issues of Gender, and so on.

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Engaging the thematic issues of the Web as a space where magic, metaphor, and power converge, the chapters cover such subjects as The Web and Corporate Media Systems, Conspiracy Theories and the Web; The Economy of Cyberpromotion, The Bias of the Web, The Web and Issues of Gender, and so on.

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A scholarly examination of the World Wide Web as a cultural technology. More than a dozen contributors from the social sciences and humanities examine the web as a complex nexus of economic, political, social and aesthetic forces, and theorize on how the different dimensions of the web as a complex practice come together. Authors explore the presence of the corporate media system, software piracy and the writing on the web, concluding with a remark that the web is a blend of magic, metaphor, and power. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135205119
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Andrew Herman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Drake University. He is the author of The "Better Angels" Of Capitalism: Rhetoric, Narrative and Moral Identity Among Men Of The American Upper Class (Westview, 1998) and the forthcoming book, The "Goods "Life: Consumer Culture and Moral Identity in Contemporary America (Blackwell).
Thomas Swiss is Center for the Humanities Professor of English and Director of the Web-Assisted Curriculum at Drake University. He is the author of two collections of poems, including Rough Cut (Illinois UP, 1997). He is editor or co-editor of a number of books, including Key Terms for Popular Music and Culture (Blackwell, 1999). Herman and Swiss, with John H. Sloop, previously co-edited Mapping The Beat: Contemporary Theory And Popular Music (Blackwell, 1998).

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