CyberPower: The Culture and Politics of Cyberspace and the Internet / Edition 1

CyberPower: The Culture and Politics of Cyberspace and the Internet / Edition 1

by Tim Jordan
ISBN-10:
0415170788
ISBN-13:
9780415170789
Pub. Date:
03/28/1999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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CyberPower: The Culture and Politics of Cyberspace and the Internet / Edition 1

This is the first complete introduction to and analysis of the politics of the internet. Chapters are arranged around key words and use case studies to guide the reader through a wealth of material.
Cyberpower presents all the key concepts of cyberspace including:
* power and cyberspace
* the virtual individual
* society in cyberspace
* imagination and the internet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415170789
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsviii
Acknowledgementsix
1Power and cyberspace1
Key concepts1
Introduction1
Cyberpower2
Power7
Max Weber: power as a possession9
Barry Barnes: power as social order11
Michel Foucault: power as domination15
2Cyberspace and the matrix20
Key concepts20
Introduction21
Cyberspace: the science fiction vision23
Cyberspace: the matrix of computers33
History of a technology33
Size, users and uses49
Conclusion55
Barlovian cyberspace55
3The virtual individual59
Key concepts59
Introduction60
Axes of individual cyberpower: identity, hierarchy, information65
Identity fluidity65
Anti-hierarchical79
A world made of information85
Cyberpower at the individual87
Cyberpower as a possession88
Cyberpolitics: access and rights89
Conclusion96
4The virtual social I: the social in cyberspace100
Key concepts100
Introduction101
The social and the individual107
Technopower110
The spiral of technopower115
Information overload117
The complete spiral128
The technopower elite135
5The virtual social II: the social between online and offline142
Key concepts142
Introduction142
Cyberspace and production, consumption and politics in information societies145
Production147
Consumption153
Politics162
The informational space of flows167
Online and offline171
6The virtual imaginary179
Key concepts179
Introduction179
The collective imagination181
Visions of heaven...85
Cyborgs187
Information codes190
... and hell196
Superpanopticon: cyborgs, minutiae and fear of cyberspace201
Fear itself204
Cyberspace's imaginary205
7Cyberpower208
Key concepts208
Introduction208
Relations between three types of cyberpower210
The first war of cyberspace: elites and grassroots214
Notes219
Glossary229
Bibliography233
Index248

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