[Air-l] history of Internet Studies?

Denise N. Rall denrall at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 12 19:24:30 PST 2006

Dear Norman et al. -

Well I just finished and filed a Ph.D. with exactly
this research topic.  Short of sending your student my
final draft (!) I'm not too sure how I could be
immediately helpful. I too found the "discipline"
issue in the end not very satisfying. Not very many
people can agree on what discipline is - I prefer
Stephen Turner's self-reproducing cartels but others
can't agree on that.

For a good reading on the academic disciplines from a
ethnographic/ sociological perspective, I would rely
on Becher & Trowler (2001) Academic tribes &
territories. Open University Press.

For my work, see my webpage, google "Denise Rall"

Cheers, Denise


Denise N. Rall, Ph.D. submitted, School of Environ. Science,
Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW 2480 AUSTRALIA
Tuesdays: Room T2.12, +61 (0)2 6620 3577 or Mobile 0438 233 344
Virtual member, Cybermetrics Group, University of Wolverhampton, UK

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