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The Cyberspace Handbook

1st Edition

By Jason Whittaker


336 pages | 37 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415168366
pub: 2003-12-04
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The Cyberspace Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of new media, information technologies and the internet. It gives an overview of the economic, political, social and cultural contexts of cyberspace, and provides practical advice on using new technologies for research, communication and publication.

The Cyberspace Handbook includes:

*a glossary of over eighty key terms

*a list of over ninety web resources for news and entertainment, new media and web development, education and reference, and internet and web information

* specialist chapters on web design and journalism and writing on the web

*Over thirty illustrations of internet material and software applications.

Jason Whittaker explores how cyberspace has been constructed, how it is used and extends into areas as different as providing us immediate news or immersive games and virtual technologies for areas such as copyright and cybercrime, as well as key skills in employing the internet for research or writing and designing for the Web.


'The Cyberspace Handbook is that rare animal, an easy to read book about some complex technologies and ideas … It's a great start point for anyone who wants to cut through the hype and actually start living and working in cyberspace' - First Monday Journal

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Preface Acknowledgements List of Tables and Illustrations

Part 1: Introduction and Contexts Cyberspace, Digital Media and the Internet 2. Mapping Cyberspace 3. ICT, Telecommunications and Cyberspace Part 2: Using Cyberspace 4. Using the Internet 5. Cyberspace Technologies 6. Webcasting and Digital Broadcasting 7. Games and Entertainment Part 3: Reading/Writing Cyberspace 8. Sources, Resources and Research 9. Online News and Journalism 10. E-Zines 11. Online Writing 12. Web Design Part IV: Regulations, Institutions and Ethics 13. Regulation and Cybercrime 14. Cyberspace and the Public Sphere 15. Ethics in Cyberspace Glossary Web Resources Bibliography Index

About the Series

Media Practice

The Media Practice handbooks are comprehensive resource books for students of media and journalism, and for anyone planning a career as a media professional. Each handbook combines a clear introduction to understanding how the media work with practical information about the structure, processes and skills involved in working in today’s media industries, providing not only a guide on ‘how to do it’ but also a critical reflection on contemporary media practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies