The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies

Paperback | October 25, 2014

EditorWilliam H. Dutton

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Internet Studies has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary fields to emerge over the last decade. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies has been designed to provide a valuable resource for academics and students in this area, bringing together leading scholarlyperspectives on how the Internet has been studied and how the research agenda should be pursued in the future. The Handbook aims to focus on Internet Studies as an emerging field, each chapter seeking to provide a synthesis and critical assessment of the research in a particular area. Topics coveredinclude social perspectives on the technology of the Internet, its role in everyday life and work, implications for communication, power, and influence, and the governance and regulation of the Internet. The Handbook is a landmark in this new interdisciplinary field, not only helping to strengthen research on the key questions, but also shape research, policy, and practice across many disciplines that are finding the Internet and its political, economic, cultural, and other societal implicationsincreasingly central to their own key areas of inquiry.

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Internet Studies has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary fields to emerge over the last decade. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies has been designed to provide a valuable resource for academics and students in this area, bringing together leading scholarlyperspectives on how the Internet has been s...

William H. Dutton is Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College. Before coming to Oxford in 2002, Bill was a Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, where he continues an affiliation as Emeritus Professor. In ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:632 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:October 25, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. William H. Dutton: Internet StudiesPart I. Perspectives on the Internet and Web as Objects of Study2. Martin C. J. Elton and John Carey: The Prehistory of the Internet and Its Traces in the Present: Implications for Defining the Field3. Kieron O Hara and Wendy Hall: Web Science4. Michael Thelwall: Society on the Web5. Christian Sandvig: The Internet as an InfrastructurePart II. Living in a Network Society6. Jack Linchuan Qiu: Network Societies and Internet Studies: Rethinking Time, Space, and Class7. Eszter Hargittai and Yuli Patrick Hsieh: Digital Inequality8. Nicole B. Ellison and danah m. boyd: Sociality through Social Network Sites9. Barrie Gunter: The Study of Online Relationships and Dating10. Dmitri Williams and Adam S. Kahn: Games, Online and Off11. Gustavo Cardozo, Guo Liang, and Tiago Lapa: Cross-National Comparative Perspectives from the World Internet ProjectPart III. Creating and Working in a Global Network Economy12. Michael A. Cusumano and Andreas Goeldi: New Businesses and New Business Models13. Regina Connolly: Trust in Commercial and Personal Transactions in the Digital Age14. Paul Henman: Government and the Internet e-Government15. Eric T. Meyer and Ralph Schroeder: Digital Transformations of Scholarship and Knowledge16. Chris Davies and Rebecca Eynon: Studies of the Internet in Learning and Education: Broadening the Disciplinary Landscape of ResearchPart IV. Communication, Power, and Influence in a Converging Media World17. Ronald E. Rice and Ryan Fuller: Theoretical Perspectives in the Study of Communication and the Internet18. Eugenia Mitchelstein and Pablo J. Boczkowski: Tradition and Transformation in Online News Production and Consumption19. Darren G. Lilleker and Thierry Vedel: The Internet in Campaigns and Elections20. Helen Margetts: Democracy and the InternetPart V. Governing and Regulating the Internet21. Victoria Nash: Analysing Freedom of Expression Online: Theoretical, Empirical, and Normative Contributions22. Matthew David: File-Sharing and Beyond: Cultural, Legal, Technical and Economic Perspectives on the Future of Copyright Online23. Colin J. Bennett and Christopher Parsons: Privacy and Surveillance: The Multi-Disciplinary Literature on the Capture, Use, and Disclosure of Personal information in Cyberspace24. Robin Mansell and W. Edward Steinmueller: Digital Infrastructures, Economies, and Public Policies: Contending Rationales and Outcome Assessment Strategies25. Tim Unwin: The Internet and Development26. Laura DeNardis: The Emerging Field of Internet Governance