The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power by Andrew HermanThe World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power by Andrew Herman

The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power

EditorAndrew Herman, Thomas Swiss

Paperback | June 30, 2000

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Engaging the thematic issues of the Web as a space where magic, metaphor, and power converge, the chapters cover such subjects as The Web and Corporate Media Systems, Conspiracy Theories and the Web; The Economy of Cyberpromotion, The Bias of the Web, The Web and Issues of Gender, and so on.
Andrew Hermanis Associate Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Drake University. He is the author ofThe "Better Angels" Of Capitalism: Rhetoric, Narrativeand Moral Identity Among Men Of The American Upper Class(Westview, 1998) and the forthcoming book,The "Goods"Life: Consumer Culture and Moral Identity inContemporary America...
Title:The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.9 inPublished:June 30, 2000Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415925029

ISBN - 13:9780415925020

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""The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory is part of a welcome academic move toward synthesizing cultural and political economy approaches... the collection as a whole is a more complex and nuanced description of the Web than many recent explorations of new information and technologies.."-Ken Hillis, "Topia, A Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies ..."a collection of lively, interesting essays examining such matters as the material production of the Web, the nature and circulation of its content, and how it is consumed.."-"Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies "The book will be newsworthy for readers interested in a cultural studies approach to Internet-based phenomena.."-"Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies "Must reading for any upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course on computer-mediated communication."-"Choice, January 2001 "It is about time that the Web and the internet are theorized this side of euphoria! The Herman and Swiss collection contains valuable meditations on the impact of the Web on society and culture, shorn of the cheerleading of Wired magazine, Negroponte, Turkle, and Gates. The book is rich in theoretical insight and empirical detail, unfolding from a stage-setting theoretical paper by Robert McChesney that situates the Web in corporate, global capitalism. This chapter alone makes the book worth buying.."-Ben Agger, "Enculturation