Understanding the Internet: A Socio-Cultural Perspective

Paperback | September 15, 2009

byBridgette Wessels

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The internet is an everyday part of our contemporary lives. This book explores how it is shaped and embedded within society, fostering new social worlds and ways of talking. Using a wide range of examples to examine economic, political and cultural issues, this book is crucial reading for all those studying society, media and technology.

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The internet is an everyday part of our contemporary lives. This book explores how it is shaped and embedded within society, fostering new social worlds and ways of talking. Using a wide range of examples to examine economic, political and cultural issues, this book is crucial reading for all those studying society, media and technolog...

BRIDGETTE WESSELS is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her writing and research focuses on the social and cultural dynamics of the ICT and the Internet. She teaches courses on the ICT, Internet and Society at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.32 × 6.07 × 0.6 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023051734X

ISBN - 13:9780230517349

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Table of Contents

Assessing the Internet as Socio-Cultural Forms * The Cultural History of the Internet * Cultural Forms and Socio-Technical Change * The Socio-Cultural Environment of the Internet * Work and the Internet * Public Policy and the Internet * Exclusions, Inclusion and the Internet * Culture, Everyday Life and the Internet * Cyber-Cultures and the Internet * The Communication Environment and the Internet * Conclusion * Notes * Glossary