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[ecrea] Book Announcement "Nexus: New Intersections in Internet Research"

Fri Dec 17 17:37:10 GMT 2010

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Peter Lang just published the volume "<>Nexus: New Intersections in Internet Research" (edited by Daniel Araya, Yana Breindl and Tessa J. Houghton).

The collection examines the current ways that mass collaboration intersects with sociocultural, technosocial and political changes in varied contexts, and questions their impact on established institutions and modes of production. The growing presence of digital technologies and the dramatic impact of networked collaboration pose a challenge, not only to the dominant economic paradigm, but also to a broad range of received social science thinking. This collection interrogates established theories and concepts in the light of recent developments and builds upon emergent research and original empirical findings.

"This book is a rich and varied exploration of current and emerging themes in Internet research, and a testament to the strength and diversity of the field." (Axel Bruns, Associate Professor, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology)

"This book reveals significant trends in Internet research and provides well-grounded insights into contemporary phenomena surrounding the Internet." (Jeremy Hunsinger, Virginia Tech)

"The talented young scholars behind this collection break new ground in examining emerging collaborative uses of the Internet and the impact of such use across a range of settings. Well-written and thematically coherent, this volume takes us deeper into the social implications of ICTs, while at the same time ably demonstrating the multidisciplinary and transnational character of the developing field of Internet studies." (Peter Dahlgren, Professor Emeritus, Media and Communication Studies, Lund University, Sweden)


Foreword - Ralph Schroeder

Introduction: Collective Intelligence- Daniel Araya

Section 1: Sociocultural Intersections
Women and Technology: «Five Acts of Digital Agency» - Anitza Geneve/Carla Ganito

Snap, Post, Share: Understanding the Online Social Life of Personal Photography - Eric Cook/Cristina Garduño Freeman

Geo-linguistic Analysis of the World Wide Web: The Use of Cartograms and Network Analysis to Understand Linguistic Development in Wikipedia - Thomas Petzold/Hanteng Liao

Mapping the Future of News in a Digital World: US and Australian Perspectives - Lucy Morieson/Nikki Usher:

Section 2: Technosocial Intersections
Media Literacy in the Facebook Age: Designing Online and Face to Face Learning Environments - Andrés Monroy-Hernándes/Michael Dezuanni/Kai Kuikkaniemi

eHealth: Bridging the Divide between Current Performance and Legitimate Expectations in Health Care Delivery - Luca Camerini/Yujung Nam

Fielding Networked Marketing: Technology and Authenticity in the Monetization of Malaysian Blogs - Julian Hopkins/Neal Thomas

Cyberinfrastructure Inside Out: Definition and Influences Shaping Ist Emergence, Development, and Implementation in the Early 21st Century - Kerk Kee/Lucy Cradduck/Bridget Blodgett/Rami Olwan

Section 3: Political Intersections
Leetocracy: Networked Political Activism or the Continuation of Elitism in Competitive Democracy - Yana Breindl/Nils Gustafsson

The People's Republic of Hacktivism: A Public Sphere Theoretical Interpretation of Online Independence Movements and the People's Republic of China - Tessa J. Houghton

Cybercrime: A New Challenge for Legislation and International Negotiation - Yao-Chung Chang

ICTs and the Green Economy: US and Chinese Policy in the 21st Century - Daniel Araya/Jin Shang/Jingfang Liu

An Afterchat by Jean Burgess/Marcus Foth



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