Communities in Cyberspace

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Peter Kollock, Marc Smith
Taylor & Francis, Jun 1, 2002 - Social Science - 336 pages
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This wide-ranging introductory text looks at the virtual community of cyberspace and analyses its relationship to real communities lived out in today's societies. Issues such as race, gender, power, economics and ethics in cyberspace are grouped under four main sections and discussed by leading experts:

* identity
* social order and control
* community structure and dynamics
* collective action.

This topical new book displays how the idea of community is being challenged and rewritten by the increasing power and range of cyberspace. As new societies and relationships are formed in this virtual landscape, we now have to consider the potential consequences this may have on our own community and societies.

Clearly and concisely written with a wide range of international examples, this edited volume is an essential introduction to the sociology of the internet. It will appeal to students and professionals, and to those concerned about the changing relationships between information technology and a society which is fast becoming divided between those on-line and those not.

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Introduction: Communities in Cyberspace: Kollock and Smith
Communities in Cyberspace. Peter Kollock and Marc Smith. University of California, Los Angeles. The sociologists are going to love the next 100 years. ... ~masmith/ CinC_Introduction.htm

Marc A. Smith and Peter Kollock, eds. Communities in Cyberspace.
Communities in Cyberspace as a volume contributes to this critical discourse, as do many of the individual chapters within it. ... reviews/ cyberspace.html

HMI Social interaction and the design of virtual communities (5p)
Donath, J. (1999), "Identity and deception in the virtual community" In Communities in Cyberspace, edited by Marc Smith and Peter Kollock. Routledge, 1999. ... Courses/ HMI757/ 2001-litteratur.doc

JSTOR: Communities in Cyberspace
Community , Environment, and Population Communities in Cyberspace, edited by Marc A. Smith and Peter Kollock. New York & London: Routledge, 1999. 323 pp. ... sici?sici=0094-3061(199911)28%3A6%3C710%3ACIC%3E2.0.CO%3B2-X

Progress in Human Geography
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Communities in Cyberspace
Communities in Cyberspace. Editors: Peter Kollock; Marc Smith. ISBN: 978-0-415-19140-1 (paperback) 978-0-415-19139-5 (hardback) 978-0-203-19495-9 ... smpp/ 35861983-40622119/ title~content=t727477800

Where is the Action in Virtual Communities of Practice?
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IS 203 Social and Organizational Issues of Information
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About the author (2002)

Peter Kollock is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He teaches courses in social psychology, cooperation and collective action, the sociology of cyberspace and on entrepeneurism..Dr. Kollock has won teaching awards at UCLA and the University of Washington.

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