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Cultures of the Internet: Virtual Spaces, Real Histories, Living Bodies Paperback – Illustrated, Aug. 22 1996


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  • ISBN-10 : 0803975198
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0803975194
  • Paperback : 208 pages
  • Item Weight : 360 g
  • Dimensions : 15.6 x 1.12 x 23.39 cm
  • Publisher : Sage Publications; 1st edition (Aug. 22 1996)
  • Language: : English

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Review

'The Internet, as the editor notes, has been "over-hyped and over-sensationalised", and has also generated an enormous amount of vacuous and pretentious commentary, much taken with the visionary possibilities of elaborating on Internet life. This collection is not immune to such excesses, but does have a lot of thoughtful and informed commentary.... The collection as a whole is lively and often provocative, and...will be useful to researchers still uncertain about what kind of a beast the Internet is evolving into' - European Journal of Communication

`Eight of his [Shields] contributors are graduate students, which gives the book a much more grounded sense of participation in as well as observation of the cultures with which it engages.... [a] preoccupation with the politics of identity runs through the assembled pieces. Interrogated in well-researched case studies of network censorship in Canada, the institutional struggles over the French Minitel system and the practical contradictions of connectivity in Jamaica, the question of identity is placed solidly in the material world.... among the better contributions to the publishing boom of the last two years... very useful in undergraduate teaching' - Sociology

About the Author

Rob Shields lectures in Culture and Communication at Lancaster University and maintains links with Carleton University, where he is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology. He is author of Places on the Margin (1990) and Lifestyle Shopping (1993), and co-editor of Social Engineering: The Technics of Change (1995).

CONTRIBUTORS OUTSIDE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

David Chaney Durham University

Sadie Plant University of Birmingham

Mike Featherstone Goldsmiths, UK

Andre Lemos Universite Paris V

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