[Air-L] New book: Society and the Internet

Mark Graham mark.graham at oii.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jul 2 02:43:50 PDT 2014

*Dear colleagues, I’m happy to announce that a new book edited by Bill
Dutton and myself is now out: Society and the Internet: How Networks of
Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives
<http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199662005.do> How is society being
shaped by the diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in
everyday life and work? By bringing together leading research that
addresses some of the most significant cultural, economic, and political
roles of the Internet, this volume introduces students to a core set of
readings that address this question in specific social and institutional
contexts.  * The reader has been created

* to supplement upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses that seek
to introduce students to scholarship focused on the implications of the
Internet for networked societies around the world. The chapters of the
reader are rooted in a variety of disciplines, but all directly tackle the
powerful ways in which the Internet is linked to political, social,
cultural, and economic transformations in society. This book will be a
starting point for anyone with a serious interest in the factors shaping
the Internet and its impact on society.  The book begins with an
introduction by the editors, which provides a brief history of the Internet
and Web and its study from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The chapters
are grouped into five focused sections: (I) Internet Studies of Everyday
Life, (II) Information and Culture on the Line, (III) Networked Politics
and Government, (IV) Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economies, and
(V) Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures.*

*We're also able to give people codes that offer a discounts on the list
price (see the codes at the following link
Meaning that you can get the 390 page paperback for only £17.49 in the UK
and $32 in the US. I hope this becomes a useful teaching and reference tool
for anyone thinking about the collisions and co-constructions of the
Internet and society. *

**** Chapter List Below ****

*Manuel Castells: Foreword *

*William H. Dutton and Mark Graham: Introduction Part I. Internet Studies
Of Everyday Life 1: Aleks Krotoski: Inventing the Internet: Scapegoat, Sin
Eater, and Trickster 2: Grant Blank And William Dutton: Next Generation
Internet Users: A New Digital Divide 3: Bernie Hogan And Barry Wellman: The
Conceptual Foundations of Social Network Sites and the Emergence of the
Relational Self-Portrait 4: Victoria Nash: The Politics of Children s
Internet Use 5: Lisa Nakamura: Gender and Race Online Part II. Information
And Culture On The Line 6: Mark Graham: Internet Geographies: Data Shadows
and Digital Divisions of Labour 7: Gillian Bolsover, William H. Dutton,
Ginette Law, And Soumitra Dutta: China and the US in the New Internet
World: A Comparative Perspective 8: Nic Newman, William H. Dutton, And
Grant Blank: Social Media and the News: Implications for the Press and
Society 9: Sung Wook Ji And David Waterman: The Impact of the Internet on
Media Industries: An Economic Perspective 10: Ralph Schroeder: Big Data:
Towards a More Scientific Social Science and Humanities? Part III.
Networked Politics And Governments 11: Miriam Lips: Transforming Government
by Default? 12: Stephen Coleman And Jay Blumler: The Wisdom of Which Crowd?
On the Pathology of a Digital Democracy Initiative for a Listening
Government 13: Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon: Online Social Networks and Bottom-up
Politics 14: Helen Margetts, Scott A. Hale, Taha Yasseri: Big Data and
Collective Action 15: Elizabeth Dubois And William H. Dutton: Empowering
Citizens of the Internet Age: The Role of a Fifth Estate Part IV: Networked
Businesses, Industries AND Economies 16: Greg Taylor: Scarcity of Attention
for a Medium of Abundance: An Economic Perspective 17: Richard Susskind:
The Internet in the Law: Transforming Problem-Solving and Education 18:
Laura Mann: The Digital Divide and Employment: The Case of the Sudanese
Labour Market 19: Mark Graham: A Critical Perspective on the Potential of
the Internet at the Margins of the Global Economy Part V. Technological And
Regulatory Histories And Futures 20: Eli M. Noam: Next-Generation Content
for Next-Generation Networks 21: Christopher Millard: Data Privacy in the
Clouds 22: Laura Denardis: The Social Media Challenge to Internet
Governance 23: Yorick Wilks: Beyond the Internet and Web*
Dr Mark Graham

Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow
Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford

Research Fellow
Green Templeton College
University of Oxford

Visiting Research Associate
School of Geography and the Environment
University of Oxford

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