[Air-l] key terms/concepts for understanding the web

Jillana Enteen jillana at rcnchicago.com
Thu Jan 30 05:28:07 PST 2003


There's a bunch missing! Off the top of my head:
world wide web
digital divide
computer-mediated communication

Surely essays are needed for each of these comlex terms/ideas.

best, jillana
Jillana Enteen
jillana at rcnchicago.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "swiss at uiowa" <thomas-swiss at uiowa.edu>
To: <air-l at aoir.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 1:26 AM
Subject: [Air-l] key terms/concepts for understanding the web

Hi, all,

Am considering a new edition of a book I edited a few years ago for NYU
Press: UNSPUN.
The book looked at key terms/concepts/tropes in re: the web.
In chapters written specifically for this text, the authors explored the key
terms and concepts -- gender, community, and so on -- that help shape our
understanding of the World Wide Web and its wide-ranging influence on
contemporary culture.
Each chapter highlighted for students both continuities and conflicts in the
meanings of the Web by focusing on the language surrounding key terms.  In
doing so, the book  asked: what are we talking about when we talk about the

Below: the TOC. What I'm wondering about is this: what key terms do you all
see as missing from this list? Clearly there are many. But developing such a
list would be helpful to me, and I'd appreciate your feedback on what terms
should be added, along with essays of about 20 pages on the terms?

thanks for yr help. Contact me at <thomas-swiss at uiowa.edu>

best, Thom


Introduction:  Unspun: The Web, Language, and Society

1.  Community
Jodi Dean
2.  Identity
Jay Bolter
3.  Gender
Cynthia Fuchs
4.  Race
            Lisa Nakamura
5.  Political Economy
Vincent Mosco
6.  Cyberspace
Rob Shields
7. Governance
Timothy Luke
8.  Ideology
John Sloop
9.  Performance
Dawn Dietrich

10.  Hypertext
Matthew Kirschenbaum
11. Narrative
Joseph Tabbi
12. Authorship
Russell Potter
13.  Multimedia
Sean Cubitt

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