The New Media and Cybercultures Anthology

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Pramod K. Nayar
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 26, 2010 - Social Science - 545 pages
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Moving beyond traditional cyberculture studies paradigms in several key ways, this comprehensive collection marks the increasing convergence of cyberculture with other forms of media, and with all aspects of our lives in a digitized world.
  • Includes essential readings for both the student and scholar of a diverse range of fields, including new and digital media, internet studies, digital arts and culture studies, network culture studies, and the information society
  • Incorporates essays by both new and established scholars of digital cultures, including Andy Miah, Eugene Thacker, Lisa Nakamura, Chris Hables Gray, Sonia Livingstone and Espen Aarseth
  • Created explicitly for the undergraduate student, with comprehensive introductions to each section that outline the main ideas of each essay
  • Explores the many facets of cyberculture, and includes sections on race, politics, gender, theory, gaming, and space
  • The perfect companion to Nayar's Introduction to New Media and Cyberculture
  

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Contents

PART ONE THEORIES POETICS PRACTICES
7
Theses on Convergence
29
The Double Logic of Remediation
46
A Theory of Apparatgeist
65
PART TWO SPACE PLACE COMMUNITY
77
Conceptualizing
90
Enacting Place Through Locative Media
109
Thought on the Convergence of Digital Media Memory
117
Positioning Pornography in the Digital Economy
284
Semantic Networks
307
PART SIX POLITICS POLITICAL ACTION ACTIVISM
325
Ensuring Minority Rights in a Pluralistic and Liquid
357
PART SEVEN GAMES GAMING METAUNIVERSES
379
Social Gaming from Text to Video
394
Technologies of the Gendered Self
408
Conquering Athletic Space White
425

PART THREE RACE INAND CYBERSPACE
129
Call Centers India and
151
Examples from
166
PART FOUR BODIES EMBODIMENT BIOPOLITICS
183
The Bioethics of Cybermedicalization
209
Biocolonialism Genomics and the Databasing
221
PART FIVE GENDER SEX AND SEXUALITIES
251
The Politics of the Internet
268
Goodwill and the Performativity
441
PART EIGHT THE DIGITAL THE MOBILE
465
Dynamics of Internet Dating
483
Diary Writing on the Web
499
Mobile Weblogs
515
New Media Networking and Phatic Culture
534
Index
544
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Pramod K. Nayar teaches in the Department of English at the University of Hyderabad, India. His most recent books include Virtual Worlds: Culture and Politics in the Age of Cybertechnology (2004), Reading Culture: Theory, Praxis, Politics (2006), An Introduction to Cultural Studies (2008), Seeing Stars: Spectacle, Society and Celebrity Culture (2009), Packaging Life: Cultures of the Everyday (2009) , and An Introduction to New Media and Cybercultures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).

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