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

Paperback | June 9, 2014

EditorMark Graham, William H. Dutton

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How is society being shaped by the diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? By bringing together leading research that addresses some of the most significant cultural, economic, and political roles of the Internet, this volume introduces students to a coreset of readings that address this question in specific social and institutional contexts. Internet Studies is a burgeoning new field, which has been central to the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), an innovative multi-disciplinary department at the University of Oxford. Society and the Internet builds on the OII's evolving series of lectures on society and the Internet. The series hasbeen edited to create a reader to supplement upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses that seek to introduce students to scholarship focused on the implications of the Internet for networked societies around the world. The chapters of the reader are rooted in a variety of disciplines, butall directly tackle the powerful ways in which the Internet is linked to political, social, cultural, and economic transformations in society. This book will be a starting point for anyone with a serious interest in the factors shaping the Internet and its impact on society. The book begins with an introduction by the editors, which provides a brief history of the Internet and Web and its study from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The chapters are grouped into six focused sections: The Internet and Everyday Life; Information and Culture on the Line; Networked Politicsand Government; Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economies; and Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures.

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How is society being shaped by the diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? By bringing together leading research that addresses some of the most significant cultural, economic, and political roles of the Internet, this volume introduces students to a coreset of readings that address this question ...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:June 9, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Manuel Castells: ForewordMark Graham and William H. Dutton: IntroductionPart I: Internet Studies Of Everyday Life1. Aleks Krotoski: Inventing the Internet: Scapegoat, Sin Eater, and Trickster2. Grant Blank And William Dutton: Next Generation Internet Users: A New Digital Divide3. Bernie Hogan And Barry Wellman: The Conceptual Foundations of Social Network Sites and the Emergence of the Relational Self-Portrait4. Victoria Nash: The Politics of Children s Internet Use5. Lisa Nakamura: Gender and Race OnlinePart II: Information And Culture On The Line6. Mark Graham: Internet Geographies: Data Shadows and Digital Divisions of Labour7. Gillian Bolsover, William H. Dutton, Ginette Law, And Soumitra Dutta: China and the US in the New Internet World: A Comparative Perspective8. Nic Newman, William H. Dutton, And Grant Blank: Social Media and the News: Implications for the Press and Society9. Sung Wook Ji And David Waterman: The Impact of the Internet on Media Industries: An Economic Perspective10. Ralph Schroeder: Big Data: Towards a More Scientific Social Science and Humanities?Part III: Networked Politics And Governments11. Miriam Lips: Transforming Government by Default?12. Stephen Coleman And Jay Blumler: The Wisdom of Which Crowd? On the Pathology of a Digital Democracy Initiative for a Listening Government13. Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon: Online Social Networks and Bottom-up Politics14. Helen Margetts, Scott A. Hale, Taha Yasseri: Big Data and Collective Action15. Elizabeth Dubois And William H. Dutton: Empowering Citizens of the Internet Age: The Role of a Fifth EstatePart IV: Networked Businesses, Industries AND Economies16. Greg Taylor: Scarcity of Attention for a Medium of Abundance: An Economic Perspective17. Richard Susskind: The Internet in the Law: Transforming Problem-Solving and Education18. Laura Mann: The Digital Divide and Employment: The Case of the Sudanese Labour Market19. Mark Graham: A Critical Perspective on the Potential of the Internet at the Margins of the Global EconomyPart V: Technological And Regulatory Histories And Futures20. Eli M. Noam: Next-Generation Content for Next-Generation Networks21. Christopher Millard: Data Privacy in the Clouds22. Laura Denardis: The Social Media Challenge to Internet Governance23. Yorick Wilks: Beyond the Internet and Web