The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power / Edition 1

The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power / Edition 1

by Andrew Herman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415925029

ISBN-13: 9780415925020

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415925020
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The World Wide Web as Magic, Metaphor, and Power1
1So Much for the Magic of Technology and the Free Market: The World Wide Web and the Corporate Media System5
2Webs of Myth and Power: Connectivity and the New Computer Technopolis37
3Webs of Conspiracy61
4"Red Alert!": Rhetorics of the World Wide Web and "Friction Free" Capitalism77
5Yo-Ho-Ho and a Server of Warez: Internet Software Piracy and the New Global Information Economy99
6Shit Happens: Numerology, Destiny, and Control on the Web127
7Hypertext Links: The Ethic of the Index and Its Space-Time Effects145
8The Economy of Cyberpromotion: Awards on the World Wide Web161
9The Bias of the Web171
10Baud Girls and Cargo Cults: A Story about Celebrity, Community, and Profane Illumination on the Web183
11Literacy Beyond Books: Reading When All the World's a Web207
12Cultural Technologies and the "Evolution" of Technological Cultures235
13Error 404: Doubting the Web259
Bibliography277
Contributors297
Index301

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