1st Edition

Internationalizing Internet Studies Beyond Anglophone Paradigms

Edited By Gerard Goggin, Mark McLelland Copyright 2009
    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    356 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This timely book offers a mapping of the Internet as it has developed and is used internationally, providing a lively and challenging examination of the Internet and Internet studies. There is much interest among scholars and researchers in understanding the place of the Internet in cultural, social, national, and regional settings. This is the first book-length account that not only provides a range of perspectives on the international Internet, but also explores the implications of such new knowledge and accounts for concepts, methods, and themes in Internet studies. Of special interest will be the book’s fresh and up-to-date coverage of the Internet in perhaps the most dynamic region at present: Asia-Pacific.

    Table of Contents

    Beyond Anglophone Paradigms?

    1. "Introduction: Internationalizing Internet Studies" Gerard Goggin and Mark McLelland
    2. "What Cyberspace? Contexts and Concepts in Internet Research" Susanna Paasonen
    3. Languages Online

    4. "Language Use on the Internet in Japan" Nanette Gottlieb
    5. "Jokes from Russia" Eugene Gorny
    6. "The ‘Old Language’ in the Internet Age: Welsh on the World Wide Web" Daniel Cunliffe
    7. "The Fight of a Minority language against the Weight of Globalization: the Case of Catalan on the Internet" Pere Masip and Josep Lluis Mico
    8. Rethinking Diaspora

    9. "Americanizing Palestine through Internet Development" Helga Tawil Souri
    10. "German Speaking India and the Myth of Transnationality" Urmila Goel
    11. "The Tamil Diaspora and the Internet: Made of Each Other?" Gopalan Ravindran
    12. "The Serbian Minority and Refugees on the Internet" Ljiljana Gavrilovic
    13. Imagining Community

    14. "Muslim Voices in the Blogsphere: Mosaics of Local-Global Discourses" Merlyna Lim
    15. "The Uninvited Guest: A Case Study of Korean Virtual Communities" Larissa Hjorth
    16. "Characteristics and Capacity of a Korean Online community: What Keeps them Going?" Seunghyun Yoo
    17. "Hybridity Online: the Cybercommunity of Spiteful Tots" Terri He
    18. "That Global Feeling: Sexual subjectivities and Imagined Geographies in Chinese-Language Lesbian Cyberspaces" Fran Martin
    19. Cultural Shaping of Internet Media

    20. "Ring My Bell: The Impact of Cell Phone Downloads on the Japanese Music Market" Noriko Manabe
    21. "Virtual Communities and Blogs in Mainland China" Peter Marolt
    22. "Beauty Is in the Eye of the QQ User: Perceptions and Press about Instant Messaging in China" Pamela Koch, Bradley Koch and Kun Huang
    23. National Internets and the Public Sphere

    24. "Modems, Malaysia and Modernity: Characteristics and Policy Challenges in Internet-Led Development" Nasya Bahfen
    25. "The Internet in Iran: the Battle over an Emerging Public Sphere" Gholam Khiabany and Annabelle Sreberny
    26. "E-Relationships Represented in Politicians’ Blogs in South Korea: Comparing Online and Offline Social Networks" Han Woo Park


    Gerard Goggin is Professor of Digital Communication and deputy director of the Journalism and Media Research Centre, University of New South Wales. His books include Mobile Phone Cultures (2008), Cell Phone Culture (2006), Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia (2004), and Digital Disability (2003).

    Mark McLelland lectures in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Communications at the University of Wollongong. His books include Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Age (2005) and Japanese Cybercultures (2003).