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Understanding the Internet

A Socio-Cultural Perspective

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Pages: 248
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15 September 2009

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The Internet is an everyday part of our contemporary lives. This book explores how it is shaped and embedded within society, fostering new social worlds and ways of talking. Using a wide range of examples to examine...

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The Internet is an everyday part of our contemporary lives. This book explores how it is shaped and embedded within society, fostering new social worlds and ways of talking. Using a wide range of examples to examine economic, political and cultural issues, this book is crucial reading for all those studying society, media and technology.

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Increasingly popular area of study across undergraduate levels
Fully uptodate with contemporary examples to contextualise ideas and theory
Original and accessible framework for use in teaching and studying

Assessing the Internet as Socio-Cultural Forms
The Cultural History of the Internet
Cultural Forms and Socio-Technical Change
The Socio-Cultural Environment of the Internet
Work and the Internet
Public Policy and the Internet
Exclusions, Inclusion and the Internet
Culture, Everyday Life and the Internet
Cyber-Cultures and the Internet
The Communications Environment and the Internet
Conclusion
Notes
Glossar.

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BRIDGETTE WESSELS is Lecturer of Sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her writing and research focuses on social and cultural change, particularly in relation to ICT and the Internet. She teaches courses on the ICT, Internet and Society at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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BRIDGETTE WESSELS is Lecturer of Sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her writing and research focuses on social and cultural change, particularly in relation to ICT and the Internet. She teaches courses on the ICT, Internet and Society at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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