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Bringing together the work of scholars, experts, and established online authors, this comprehensive book offers an analysis of contemporary web-based culture and arts plus the impact of the web on international economics, politics, and law.

Featuring an introduction to the web and how it works, the book also outlines the theories and methodology of cyberculture studies and explores aspects of everyday life online: art and commerce, global ...

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Overview

Bringing together the work of scholars, experts, and established online authors, this comprehensive book offers an analysis of contemporary web-based culture and arts plus the impact of the web on international economics, politics, and law.

Featuring an introduction to the web and how it works, the book also outlines the theories and methodology of cyberculture studies and explores aspects of everyday life online: art and commerce, global communities and the politics of Internet access and activism.

This second edition has content updates and new chapters on the latest developments and controversies in cyberspace.

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"A thoughtful and well-balanced general overview of the subject that will be required reading on many undergraduate courses."Convergence

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340814727
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Audiences at the University of Bournemouth.

Ross Horsley is completing a Ph.D. at the Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Picture credits
Contributors
Pt. 1 Web Studies 1
1 Web Studies: What's New 3
2 Internet Studies in the Twenty-first Century 24
3 Developing Methodological Frameworks for Studying the World Wide Web 34
Pt. 2 Web Life, Identities, Arts and Culture 51
4 Identity Construction and Self-Presentation on Personal Homepages: Emancipatory Potentials and Reality Constraints 53
5 Masculinities on the Web 69
6 Everybody's Gotta Love Somebody, Sometime: Online Fan Community 80
7 Web Grrrls, Guerrilla Tactics: Young Feminisms on the Web 92
8 Movie-making in the New Media Age 103
9 'Doing It' on the Web: Emerging Discourses on Internet Sex 114
10 Art in Cyberspace: The Digital Aesthetic 127
11 Pornography Online, Lesbian Style 137
12 Help Yourself: The World Wide Web as a Self-Help Agora 146
13 Fascination and Hospitality: Issues and Implications of Internet Interactions 158
Pt. 3 Web Business, Economics and Capitalism 169
14 Stitching the Web into Global Capitalism: Two Stories 171
15 The Digital Divide 185
16 Copyright in Cyberspace: Protecting Intellectual Property Online 195
17 The Music Industry versus the Internet: MP3 and Other Cyber Music Wars 204
Pt. 4 Global Web Communities, Politics and Protest 215
18 The Internet and Democracy 217
19 The World Wide Web Goes to War: From Kosovo to the 'War' against Terrorism 230
20 World Wide Women and the Web 243
21 Continuity within Change: The Cherokee Indians and the Internet 254
22 Virus Writers: Subculture and the Electronic Meaning of Style 265
23 Digital Media Futures 274
Glossary 285
References 297
Index 317
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