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1st Edition

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

Edited By

David Bell

ISBN 9780415343985
Published August 4, 2006 by Routledge
1664 Pages

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Book Description

This impressive set provides a historical contextualization and up-to-date overview of ‘cyberculture’ – a term understood as the cultural perspective on new information and communications technologies. Presenting a comprehensive account of the evolution, current forms, uses and theories of cyberculture, it brings together a wide range of case studies and thought to create a unique, broad-based resource.

Divided into four volumes, each with three sections, the collection maps out key thinking, and features landmark publications as well as cutting-edge interventions. Reflecting the past, present and future developments of cyberculture studies, the selection of articles included in this important work highlight the diversity of approaches, subjects and methods of inquiry involved in this fascinating area.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Mapping Cyberculture.  Prehistories and Histories of Cyberspace.  World Wide Web or Digital Divide?  Proliferating Cyberspaces.  Volume 2: Thinking and Doing Cyberculture.  Theorizing Cyberculture.  Writing and Reading Cyberculture.  Researching Cyberculture.  Volume 3: Cyberculture, Cyberpolitics, Cybersociety.  Communities in Cyberspace.  Cyberpower vs Hacktivism.  Cybercultural Work.  Volume 4: Identities and Bodies in Cyberculture.  Cyberculture and Identity.  Bodies and Minds in Cyberculture.  Cyberculture: Next Steps?

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