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2nd Edition

The Cybercultures Reader

ISBN 9780415410670
Published December 3, 2007 by Routledge
832 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

This updated and thoroughly revised second edition of the best-selling The Cybercultures Reader, includes specially selected contemporary articles by key thinkers in the expanding field of cybercultures studies.

With general and thematic section introductions, a full bibliography and user guide, this latest edition is an indispensable resource for all those interested in living with and thinking about new technologies.

Table of Contents

Cybercultures Rewriter David Bell  Part One: Approaching Cyberculture  Introduction David Bell  1. Cyberspace: First Steps Michael Benedikt  2. A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century Donna Haraway  3. Space for Rent in the Last Suburb Scott McQuire  4. Cyberspace Scott Bukatman  5. Red Alert in Cyberspace! Paul Virilio  Part Two: Popular Cybercultures  Introduction Barbara Kennedy  6. From Captain America to Wolverine: Cyborgs in Comic Books – Alternative Images of Cybernetic Heroes and Villains Mark Oelhert  7. The Technophilic Body: On Technicity in William Gibson’s Cyborg Culture David Tomas  8. Deai-kei: Japan’s New Culture of Encounter Todd Holden & Takako Tsuruki  9. Mapping the Bit Girl: Lara Croft and New Media Fandom Bob Rehak  10. From DV Realism to a Universal Recording Machine Lev Manovich  Part Three: Cybercommunities  Introduction David Bell  11. Electronic Homesteading on the Rural Frontier: Big Sky Telegraph and its Community Willard Ucapher  12. Community in the Abstract: A Political and Ethical Dilemma? Michele Willson  13. Against Virtual Community: For a Politics of Distance Kevin Robins  14. Virtual Togetherness: An Everyday-Life Perspective Maria Bakardjieva  15. Webs as Pegs David Bell  Part Four: Cyberidentities  Introduction David Bell  16. Identity Construction and Self-Presentation on Personal Homepages: Emancipatory Potentials and Reality Constraints Charles Cheung  17. Prosthetic Memory: Total Recall and Blade Runner Alison Landsberg  18. Race in/for Cyberspace: Identity Tourism and Racial Passing on the Internet Lisa Nakamura  19. Cyberpublics and Diaspora Politics among Transnational Chinese Aihwa Ong  20. Promiscuous Fictions Tyler Curtain  Part Five: Cyberfeminisms  Introduction Barbara Kennedy  21. On the Matrix: Cyberfeminist Simulations Sadie Plant  22. New Sciences: Cyborg Feminism and the Methodology of the Oppressed Chela Sandoval  23. Cyberquake: Haraway’s Manifesto Zoe Sofoulis  24. Feminist AI and Cyberfutures Alison Adam  Part Six: Cyberbodies  Introduction Barbara Kennedy  25. The Embodied Computer/User Deborah Lupton  26. Will the Real Body Please Stand Up? Boundary Stories about Virtual Cultures Alluquere Rosanne Stone  27. From Psycho-Body to Cyber-Systems: Images as Post-Human Entities Stelarc  28. Serene and Happy and Distant: An Interview with Orlan Robert Ayers  29. Revenants: The Digital Uncanny Catherine Waldby  Part Seven: Cyberlife  Introduction David Bell  30. The Universal Robot Hans Moravec  31. CyberLife’s Creatures Sarah Kember  32. Cyborg Babies and Cy-Dough-Plasm: Ideas About Self and Life in the Culture of Simulation Sherry Turkle  33. Computing the Human N. Katherine Hayles  Part Eight: Cyberpolitics  Introduction David Bell  34. Digital Networks and the State: Some Governance Questions Saskia Sassen  35. Technopower and its Cyberfutures Tim Jordan  36. Hackers: Cyberpunks or Microserfs? Paul Taylor  37. New Media and Internet Activism: From the ‘Battle of Seattle’ to Blogging Richard Kahn & Douglas Kellner  38. The Internet in the Aftermath of the World Trade Center Attack Briavel Holcomb, Philip Bakelaar & Mark Zizzamia  Part Nine: Beyond Cybercultures  Introduction Barbara Kennedy  39. Cyborg Urbanization: Monstrosity and Complexity in the Contemporary City Matthew Gandy  40. From Cyber to Hybrid: Mobile Technologies as Interfaces of Hybrid Spaces Adriana de Souza e Silva  41. Alt Flow, Process, Fold: Intersections in Bioinformatics and Contemporary Architecture Tim Lenoir and Casey  42. Nanotechnology in the Age of Posthuman Engineering: Science Fiction as Science Colin Milburn  43. Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics Robin Held  44. Thinking Ontologies of the Mind/Body Relational: Fragile Faces and Fugitive Graces in the Processuality of Creativity and Performativity Barbara Kennedy

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David Bell is senior lecturer in Critical Human Geography and leader of the Urban Cultures & Consumption research cluster at the University of Leeds. His previous publications include An Introduction to Cybercultures (2001) and Cyberculture Theorists: Manuel Castells & Donna Haraway (2006)

Barbara Kennedy is Reader in Film, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Staffordshire. Her previous publications include Deleuze and Cinema: The Aesthetics of Sensation (2000), The Cybercultures Reader with David Bell (2000) and a variety of articles in journals on feminist film theory, philosophy, dance, choreography and cultural studies.


'The volume's structure provides an excellent approach to the diverse nature of the fields of study ' - Convergence

'This will prove an invaluable resource for students' - International Journal of Cultural Studies