An Introduction to New Media and Cybercultures

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 11, 2010 - Social Science - 216 pages
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This introduction to cybercultures provides a cutting-edge and much needed guide to the rapidly changing world of new media and communication.
  • Considers cyberculture and new media through contemporary race, gender and sexuality studies and postcolonial theory
  • Offers a clear analysis of some of the most complex issues in cybercultures, including identity, network societies, new geographies, and connectivity
  • Includes discussions of gaming, social networking, geography, net-democracy, aesthetics, popular internet culture, the body, sexuality and politics
  • Examines key questions in the political economy, racialization, gendering and governance of cyberculture
 

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Contents

Popular Cybercultures
30
Bodies
65
Subcultures
87
Gender and Sexualities
115
Public Spaces
136
New Formations
157
Conclusion
173
Bibliography
187
Index
214
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Pramod K. Nayar teaches at the Department of English, 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), and Cybercultures: An Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell 2010).

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