The Handbook of Internet Studies brings together scholars from a variety of fields to explore the profound shift that has occurred in how we communicate and experience our world as we have moved from the industrial era into the age of digital media.Presents a wide range of original essays by established scholars in everything from online ethics to ways in which indigenousThe Handbook of Internet Studies brings together scholars from a variety of fields to explore the profound shift that has occurred in how we communicate and experience our world as we have moved from the industrial era into the age of digital media.Presents a wide range of original essays by established scholars in everything from online ethics to ways in which indigenous peoples now use the Internet Looks at the role of the internet in modern societies, and the continuing development of internet studies as an academic field Explores Internet studies through history, society, culture, and the future of online media Provides introductory frameworks to ground and orientate the student, while also providing more experienced scholars with a convenient and comprehensive overview of the latest trends and critical directions in the many areas of Internet research...
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The Handbook of Internet Studies Reviews
Many readers of the Air-L community cried foul when they discovered the cost of this tomb ($199.95). Luckily our library purchased this book for Endicott College. Many collections of writing about new technology are out-dated before they reach a library, but in the case of this handbook, I found that the ideas were fresh and relevant. The subjects in this handbooks cover the many areas of interest to internet scholars. Subjects range from Community and the Internet, Religion, Policy, Music, Pornography, and Research Ethnics to the Internet's Impact on Language. The authors of each chapter present an overview of the history and current research around the subject (both empirical and cultural/critical).Despite feeling fairly informed about Internet Studies, I learned much from this collection of essays. What made them particularly relevant was that each author presented informed and insightful directions for future research efforts.
I am pretty stunned by this book. I was looking forward to a considered collection of internet studies papers and articles. But this collection embodies the problem of a single medium of study. Television studies and popular music studies exhibit similar problems. The chapters were either dated or generalized. The only exception - and a fine chapter - was Laurel Dyson's "Indigenous Peoples on the Internet.” This chapter is useful for both students and academics. But this opportunity for a statement of intent for internet studies has been missed. What a shame.
A must read for an earlier periods internet studies literature review.