[Air-L] Web Search: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Michael Zimmer michael.zimmer at yale.edu
Sun Feb 24 20:32:48 PST 2008

We're pleased to announce the publication of Web Search:  
Multidisciplinary Perspectives in the Information Science and  
Knowledge Management series by Springer.

Contents include contributions approaching Web search engines from  
philosophical, cultural, critical, legal, economic, historical,  
political, and information scientific perspectives.

The table of contents is pasted below. More information can be found  
at these links:
Springer: <http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/book/978-3-540-75828-0 
Amazon: <http://www.amazon.com/Web-Search-Multidisciplinary-Perspectives-Information/dp/3540758283/ 
WorldCat: <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/174131546>

Our thanks to all the contributors!

Michael Zimmer
Amanda Spink

Web Search: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Part I: Introduction

o      Introduction (Amanda Spink and Michael Zimmer)

Part II: Social, Cultural, and Philosophical Perspectives

o      Through the Google Goggles: Sociopolitical Bias in Search  
Engine Design (Alejandro Diaz)

o      Reconsidering the Rhizome: A Textual Analysis of Web Search  
Engines as Gatekeepers of the Internet (Aaron Hess)

o      Exploring Gendered Notions: Gender, Job Hunting and Web  
Searches (Rosa Mikeal Martey)

o      Searching Ethics: The Role of Search Engines in the  
Construction and Distribution of Knowledge (Lawrence Hinman)

o      The Gaze of the Perfect Search Engine: Google as an  
Infrastructure of Dataveillance (Michael Zimmer)

Part III: Political, Legal, and Economic Perspectives

o      Search Engine Liability for Copyright Infringement (Brian  
Fitzgerald, Damien O’Brien, and Anne Fitzgerald)

o      Search Engine Bias and the Demise of Search Engine (Eric Goldman)

o      The Democratizing Effects of Search Engine Use: On Chance  
Exposures and Organizational Hubs (Azi Lev-On)

o      ‘Googling’ Terrorists: Are Northern Irish Terrorists Visible on  
Internet Search Engines? (Paul Reilly)

o      The History of the Internet Search Engine: Navigational Media  
and the Traffic (Elizabeth Van Couvering)

Part IV: Information Behavior Perspectives

o      Toward a Web Search Information Behavior Model  (Shirlee Ann  
Knight and Amanda Spink)

o      Web Searching for Health: Theoretical Foundations and  
Connections to Health Related Outcomes (Mohan Dutta and Graham. Bodie)

o      Search Engines and Expertise about Global Issues: Well-defined  
Landscape or Undomesticated Wilderness? (Jenny Fry, Shefali Virkar,  
and Ralph Schroeder)

o      Conceptual Models for Search (David Hendry and Efthimis  

o      Web Searching: A Quality Measurement Perspective (Dirk  
Lewandowski and Nadine Höchstötter)

Part V: Conclusion

o      Conclusions and Further Research (Amanda Spink and Michael  

Michael Zimmer, PhD
Microsoft Fellow, Information Society Project
Yale Law School
e: michael.zimmer at yale.edu
w: http://michaelzimmer.org

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