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Internationalizing Internet Studies
Beyond Anglophone Paradigms

ISBN 9780415878425
Published January 26, 2010 by Routledge
356 Pages

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Book Description

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

Part I: Rethinking Internet Studies?  1. Internationalizing Internet Studies—Beyond Anglophone Paradigms Gerard Goggin and Mark McLelland  2. What Cyberspace? Traveling Concepts in Internet Research Susanna Paasonen  3. Americanizing Palestine through Internet Development Helga Tawil-Souri  4. The International Turn in Internet Governance: A World of Difference? Gerard Goggin  Part II: Language Communities Online  5. Language on the Internet in Japan Nanette Gottlieb  6. More than Humor: Jokes from Russia as a Mirror of Russian Life Eugene Gorny  7. The Welsh language on the Internet: Linguistic Resistance in the Age of the Network Society Daniel Cunliff  8. The Fight of a Minority Language Against the Force of Globalization: The Case of Catalan on the Internet Josep Lluís Micó and Pere Masip  9. The German Internet Portal Indernet: A Space for Multiple Belongingness Urmila Goel  10. Serbian Minority/Refugees on Internet: In the Midst of Denial and Acceptance of the Reality Ljiljana Gavrilovic  Part III: Islam, Modernity and the Internet  11. Modems, Malaysia and Modernity: Characteristics and Policy Challenges in Internet-Led Development Nasya Bahfen  12. Muslim Voices in the Blogsphere: Mosaics of Local-Global Discourses Merlyna Lim  13. The Internet in Iran: The Battle over an Emerging Public Sphere Gholam Khiabany and Annabelle Sreberny  Part IV: Asian Cybercultures  14. Internet, Internet Culture, and Internet Communities of Korea: Overview and Research Directions Seunghyun Yoo  15. Gifts of Presence: A Case Study of a South Korean Virtual Community, Cyworld’s Mini-hompy Larissa Hjorth  16. Affiliation in Political Blogs in South Korea: Comparing Online and Offline Social Networks Han Woo Park and Randolph Kluver  17. Beauty is in the Eye of the QQ User: Instant Messaging in China Pamela T. Koch, Bradley J. Koch, Kun Huang and Wei Chen  18. That Global Feeling: Sexual Subjectivities and Imagined Geographies in Chinese-Language Lesbian Cyberspaces Fran Martin  19. Hybridity Online: the Cybercommunity of Spiteful Tots Terri He  20. Ring My Bell: The Impact of Cell Phone Downloads on the Japanese Music Market Noriko Manabe

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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).