Internet Culture

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David Porter
Routledge, 2013 M09 13 - 288 páginas
The internet has recently grown from a fringe cultural phenomenon to a significant site of cultural production and transformation. Internet Culture maps this new domain of language, politics and identity, locating it within the histories of communication and the public sphere. Internet Culture offers a critical interrogation of the sustaining myths of the virtual world and of the implications of the current mass migration onto the electronic frontier. Among the topics discussed in Internet Culture are the virtual spaces and places created by the citizens of the Net and their claims to the hotly contested notion of "virtual community"; the virtual bodies that occupy such spaces; and the desires that animate these bodies. The contributors also examine the communication medium behind theworlds of the Net, analyzing the rhetorical conventions governing online discussion, literary antecedents,and potential pedagogical applications.

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Acknowledgments
Community and Identity in the Electronic Village
Usenet Communities and the Cultural Politics of Information
The Internet as Middle Landscape on
Dante Cyberpunk and the Technosophy
PART THREE LANGUAGE WRITING RHETORIC
William B Millard
Authority and Egautarian Rhetoric in the Virtual Coffeehouse
Internet and the Public Sphere
Progressive Politics Electronic Individualism and the Myth of Virtual
Democratic Politics in the Virtual
Cyberspace and the Globalization of Culture
Contributors
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David Porter teaches in the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He is the editor of Between Men and Feminism,also published by Routledge.

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