terça-feira, 12 de maio de 2009

Cyberculture Theorists - David Bell


This book surveys a ‘cluster’ of works that seek to explore the cultures of cyberspace, the Internet and the infor mation society. It introduces key ideas, and includes detailed discussion of the work of two key thinkers in this area, Manuel Castells and Donna Haraway, as well as outlining the development of cyberculture studies as a field. To do this, the book also explores selected ‘moments’ in this development, from the early 1990s, when cyberspace and cyberculture were only just beginning to come together as ideas, up to the present day, when the field of cyberculture studies has grown and bloomed, producing innovative theoretical and empirical work from a diversity of standpoints.

Contents:

WHY CYBERCULTURE?
MOMENTS IN CYBERCULTURE
1 Cyberspace: first steps
2 Life on the screen
3 Internet society
WHY CASTELLS?
CASTELLS’ KEY IDEAS
1 Network society
2 Space of flows
3 Real virtuality
AFTER CASTELLS
WHY HARAWAY?
HARAWAY’S KEY IDEAS
1 Cyborg
2 Cyborg invocations
3 Cyborg methods
AFTER HARAWAY
AFTER CYBERCULTURE
Further reading
Other works cited
Index

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