International Handbook of Internet Research

International Handbook of Internet Research


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Internet research spans many disciplines. From the computer or information s- ences, through engineering, and to social sciences, humanities and the arts, almost all of our disciplines have made contributions to internet research, whether in the effort to understand the effect of the internet on their area of study, or to investigate the social and political changes related to the internet, or to design and develop so- ware and hardware for the network. The possibility and extent of contributions of internet research vary across disciplines, as do the purposes, methods, and outcomes. Even the epistemological underpinnings differ widely. The internet, then, does not have a discipline of study for itself: It is a ?eld for research (Baym, 2005), an open environment that simultaneously supports many approaches and techniques not otherwise commensurable with each other. There are, of course, some inhibitions that limit explorations in this ?eld: research ethics, disciplinary conventions, local and national norms, customs, laws, borders, and so on. Yet these limits on the int- net as a ?eld for research have not prevented the rapid expansion and exploration of the internet. After nearly two decades of research and scholarship, the limits are a positive contribution, providing bases for discussion and interrogation of the contexts of our research, making internet research better for all. These ‘limits,’ challenges that constrain the theoretically limitless space for internet research, create boundaries that give de?nition to the ?eld and provide us with a particular topography that enables research and investigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400793958
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 622
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents


Forward: The New Media, the New Meanwhile and the Same Old Stories
Steve Jones


Chapter 1: Are Instant Messages Speech?
Naomi S. Baron

Chapter 2: From MUDs to MMORPGs: The History of Virtual Worlds
Dr. Richard A. Bartle

Chapter 3: Visual Iconic Patterns of IM
Hillary Bays

Chapter 4: Research in e-Science and Open Access to Data and Information
Matthijs den Besten Paul A. David Ralph Schroeder

Towards Information Infrastructure Studies: Ways of Knowing in a Networked Environment
Geoffrey C. Bowker, Karen Baker, Florence Millerand, David Ribes

Chapter 5: From Reader to Writer: Citizen Journalism as News Produceage
Axel Bruns

Chapter 6: The Mereology of Digital Copyright
Dan L. Burk
Chapter 7: Traversing urban social spaces: How online research helps unveil offline practice
Julie-Anne Carroll, Marcus Foth, Barbara Adkins

Chapter 8: Internet aesthetics
Sean Cubitt

Chapter 9: After Convergence: YouTube and Remix Culture
Anders Fagerjord

Chapter 10: The Internet in Latin America
Suely Fragoso, Alberto Efendy Maldonado

Chapter 11: Web Content Analysis: Expanding the Paradigm
Susan C. Herring

Chapter 12: The Regulatory Framework for Privacy and Security
Janine S. Hiller

Chapter 13: Toward Nomadological Cyberinfrastructures
Jeremy Hunsinger

Chapter 14:Toward a Virtual Town Square in the Era of Web 2.0
Andrea Kavanaugh, Manuel Perez, John Tedesco, William Sanders

Chapter 15: 'The Legal Bit’s in Russian': Making Sense of Downloaded Music
Marjorie D. Kibby

Chapter 16:Understanding online (game)worlds
Lisbeth Klastrup

Chapter 17:Strategy and Structure for Online News Production – Case Studies of CNN and NRK
Arne H. Krumsvik

Chapter 18: Political Economy, the Internet and FL/OSS Development
Robin Mansell, Professor Evangelia Berdou

Chapter 19: Intercreativity: Mapping Online Activism
Graham Meikle

Chapter 20: Strangers and Friends: Collaborative Play in World of Warcraft
Bonnie Nardi Justin Harris

Chapter 21: Trouble with the Commercial: Internets Theorized and Used
Susanna Paasonen

Chapter 22: (Dis)Connected: Deleuze’s Superject and the Internet
David Savat

Chapter 23: Internet Reagency: The Implications of a Global Science for Collaboration, Productivity, and Gender Inequity in Less Developed
Areas B. Paige Miller ,Ricardo Duque, Meredith Anderson, Marcus Ynalvez, Antony Palackal, Dan-Bright Dzorgbo, Paul Mbatia, Wesley Shrum

Chapter 24: Language deterioration revisited: The extent and function of English content in a Swedish chat room
Malin Sveningsson Elm

Chapter 25: Visual Communication in Web Design-analysing visual communication in web design
Lisbeth Thorlacius

Chapter 26: Feral Hypertext: When Hypertext Literature Escapes Control
Jill Walker Rettberg

Chapter 27: Campaigning in a Changing Information Environment: the Anti-War and Peace Movement in Britain*
Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill and Frank Webster

Chapter 28: The possibilities of network sociality
Michele Willson

Chapter 29: Web Search Studies: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Web Search Engines
Michael Zimmer

Appendix A: Degree Programs in Internet Research compiled by Rochelle Mazar

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