Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives

Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives

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ISBN-13: 9780199661992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/29/2014
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mark Graham, Director of Research and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford,William H. Dutton, Professor of Internet Studies, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Mark Graham is a geographer and a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is a also the Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute and a Visiting Research Associate at the University of Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment.


William H. Dutton is Professor of Internet Studies at the University of Oxford's Internet Institute, and a Professorial Fellow at Balliol College. He received a lifetime achievement award for his role as founding director of the OII, and the International Communication Association's Fred Williams prize for contributions to the study of communication and technology.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Manuel Castells
Introduction, Mark Graham and William H. Dutton
Part I. Internet Studies Of Everyday Life
1. Inventing the Internet: Scapegoat, Sin Eater, and Trickster, Aleks Krotoski
2. Next Generation Internet Users: A New Digital Divide, Grant Blank And William Dutton
3. The Conceptual Foundations of Social Network Sites and the Emergence of the Relational Self-Portrait, Bernie Hogan And Barry Wellman
4. The Politics of Children s Internet Use, Victoria Nash
5. Gender and Race Online, Lisa Nakamura
Part II. Information And Culture On The Line
6. Internet Geographies: Data Shadows and Digital Divisions of Labour, Mark Graham
7. China and the US in the New Internet World: A Comparative Perspective, Gillian Bolsover, William H. Dutton, Ginette Law, And Soumitra Dutta
8. Social Media and the News: Implications for the Press and Society, Nic Newman, William H. Dutton, And Grant Blank
9. The Impact of the Internet on Media Industries: An Economic Perspective, Sung Wook Ji And David Waterman
10. Big Data: Towards a More Scientific Social Science and Humanities?, Ralph Schroeder
Part III. Networked Politics And Governments
11. Transforming Government by Default?, Miriam Lips
12. The Wisdom of Which Crowd? On the Pathology of a Digital Democracy Initiative for a Listening Government, Stephen Coleman And Jay Blumler
13. Online Social Networks and Bottom-up Politics, Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon
14. Big Data and Collective Action, Helen Margetts, Scott A. Hale, Taha Yasseri
15. Empowering Citizens of the Internet Age: The Role of a Fifth Estate, Elizabeth Dubois And William H. Dutton
Part IV: Networked Businesses, Industries AND Economies
16. Scarcity of Attention for a Medium of Abundance: An Economic Perspective, Greg Taylor
17. The Internet in the Law: Transforming Problem-Solving and Education, Richard Susskind
18. The Digital Divide and Employment: The Case of the Sudanese Labour Market, Laura Mann
19. A Critical Perspective on the Potential of the Internet at the Margins of the Global Economy, Mark Graham
Part V. Technological And Regulatory Histories And Futures
20. Next-Generation Content for Next-Generation Networks, Eli M. Noam
21. Data Privacy in the Clouds, Christopher Millard
22. The Social Media Challenge to Internet Governance, Laura Denardis
23. Beyond the Internet and Web, Yorick Wilks

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