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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

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

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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).