Post-global Network and Everyday Life

Front Cover
Marina Levina, Grant Kien
Peter Lang, 2010 - Social Science - 200 pages
0 Reviews
Post-Global Network and Everyday Life explores everyday life in the new world order of global network. It argues that network has come into its own as a state of mind and a way of life - in sum, a cultural norm. As a result, it is no longer fitting to examine the network as an external force, but as a somewhat banal aspect of our everyday environment. The essays in this volume provide analyses of case studies that illustrate new - and old - ways in which everyday life is lived within network. Each chapter examines network as an always-already condition - we are the network, and as such are living in a state of post-global network.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

By Marina Levina and Grant Kien
11
Chapter Two
27
Chapter Three
41
Chapter Four
59
Chapter Five
73
Chapter Six
93
Chapter Seven
113
Chapter Eight
127
Chapter Nine
149
Chapter Ten
177
About the Authors
191
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

The Editors: Marina Levina is a faculty member in the Media Studies Program at the University of California-Berkeley. She is currently working on a book titled Life as a Virus, Life as a Code: Biopolitics of Control over Post-Human Life. She has published work on personal genomics, health information technologies, genetic engineering, and cultural metaphors of scientific research. Her research interests include critical studies of science and technology, visual culture, and critical theory.
Grant Kien is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at California State University, East Bay. His research focuses on technography, qualitative approaches to technology research, globalization, communication and culture, mobility and communications networks as performative, symbolic, and interpretive spaces. Recent works include a full length book, Global Technography: Ethnography in the Age of Mobility (Peter Lang, 2009) and a chapter in the volume Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life: Ethnographic Approaches (edited by Phillip Vannini, Peter Lang, 2009).

Bibliographic information