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Virtual Culture

Virtual Culture
Identity and Communication in Cybersociety

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June 1997 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Virtual Culture marks a significant intervention in the current debate about access and control in cybersociety exposing the ways in which the Internet and other computer-mediated communication technologies are being used by disadvantaged and marginal groups - such as gay men, women, fan communities and the homeless - for social and political change.

The contributors to this book apply a range of theoretical perspecitves derived from communication studies, sociology and anthropology to demonstrate the theoretical and practical possibilities for cybersociety as an identity-structured space.

Steven G Jones
Steven G Jones
The Internet and Its Social Landscape
Jan Fernback
The Individual Within the Collective
Virtual Ideology and the Realization of Collective Principles

Ananda Mitra
Virtual Commonality
Looking for India on the Internet

Joseph Schmitz
Structural Relations, Electronic Media and Social Change
The Public Electronic Network and the Homeless

Nessim Watson
Why We Argue about Virtual Community
A Case Study of Phish.Net Fan Community

David Shaw
Gay Men and Computer Communication
A Discourse of Sex and Identity in Cyberspace

Margaret L McLaughlin, Kerry K Osborne and Nicole B Ellison
Virtual Community in a Telepresence Environment
Dawn Dietrich
(Re)-Fashioning the Techno-Erotic Woman
Gender and Textuality in the Cybercultural Matrix

Susan Zickmund
Approaching the Radical Other
The Discursive Culture of Cyberhate

Richard MacKinnon
Punishing the Persona
Correctional Strategies for the Virtual Offender

Harris Breslow
Civil Society, Political Economy, and the Internet

Useful in introductory to media course. Does of good job of explaining how virtual culture impacts communications discourses.

Ms Ayana Haaruun
Media Communications, Kennedy - King College
September 4, 2013

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