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The Resource Digitized lives : culture, power and social change in the Internet era, T.V. Reed

Digitized lives : culture, power and social change in the Internet era, T.V. Reed

Label
Digitized lives : culture, power and social change in the Internet era
Title
Digitized lives
Title remainder
culture, power and social change in the Internet era
Statement of responsibility
T.V. Reed
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a remarkably short period of time the Internet and associated digital communication technologies have deeply changed the way millions of people around the globe live their lives. But what is the nature of that impact? In chapters examining a broad range of issues--including sexuality, politics, education, race, gender relations, the environment, and social protest movements--Digitized Lives seeks answers to these central questions: What is truly new about so-called "new media," and what is just hype? How have our lives been made better or worse by digital communication technologies? In what ways can these devices and practices contribute to a richer cultural landscape and a more sustainable society? Cutting through the vast--and often contradictory--literature on these topics, Reed avoids both techno-hype and techno-pessimism, offering instead succinct, witty and insightful discussions of how digital communication is impacting our lives and reshaping the major social issues of our era. The book argues that making sense of digitized culture means looking past the glossy surface of techno gear to ask deeper questions about how we can utilize technology to create a more socially, politically, and economically just world." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, T. V.
Dewey number
302.23/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.R4336 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Information technology
  • Social change
  • Internet
  • Soziale Software
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Social change
Label
Digitized lives : culture, power and social change in the Internet era, T.V. Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199 - 214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How do we make sense of digitizing cultures?: Some ways of thinking through the culture-technology matrix : Does technology make us more than we make technology?: Technological determinism vs. technocultural analysis ; Components of Digital Culture Analysis ; Is there a virtual world/real-world divide? ; Terminal confusion? ; What's in a name?: New media/cyber/digital culture/etc. studies -- How is the digital world made?: The dreamers/workers/users production cycle : The Internet's weird history ; From dreamers to reality: producing digital stuff ; Producing through consuming?: Prosumers and interactive identity ; Clean rooms or "dark satanic mills"?: Toxic production, e-waste and environmental justice -- Who are we online?: Digital masquerade, privacy, anonymity, community and cyborg dis/embodiment ; Is life online a masquerade? ; Has the Internet killed privacy? ; Are we becoming posthuman cyborgs? ; Anonymity, disinhibition and trolls, oh my! ; Are virtual communities for real? ; How much online life is good for us? ; Hegemony, cultural imperialism and/or digital diversity? --
  • Is everybody equal online?: Digitizing gender, ethnicity and dis/ability : The default subject position? ; Is the Internet a guy?: EnGendering cyberspaces ; Is the Internet colorblind?: E-racializations ; Who is dis/abled by cyberspaces?: Enabling and disabling technologies -- Digitizing desire?: Sexploration and/or sexploitation : Real virtual sex education ; Digital diddling: varieties of cybersex ; The "mainstreaming" of porn -- Digitized sex trafficking ; How queer are cyberspaces?: Alternative sexualities in cyberspaces -- Does the Internet have a political bias?: E-democracy, networked authoritarianism and online activism : Citizen cyborgs?: E-voting, online politicking and participatory democracy ; Can social media overthrow governments? ; Netroots activism or just slacktivism? ; Hacking, Wiki-leaking and cyberterrorism ; Digitizing the arts of protest --
  • Are digital games making us violent and sex crazed, or will they save the world?: Virtual play, real impact : What's in a game?: Playing theories ; What do games teach? ; Do video games make players violent? ; Digitized "militainment"? ; Gender games, race games ; Can video games save the world? -- Are kids getting dumber as their phones get smarter?: E-learning, "edutainment" and the future of knowledge sharing ; "Is our children learning" digitally? ; What is technology doing in the classroom? ; Is knowledge a commodity or a human right?: MOOCs, information feudalism and scholarly publishing --
  • Who in the world is online?: Digital inclusions and exclusions : The World Wide Web isn't ; Who needs the Internet? ; From digital divides to technologies for social inclusion ; Should everyone and everything be online? ; Why digitizing natters -- Conclusion : Hype, hope and possible digitized futures
Control code
ocn861479176
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 237 pages
Isbn
9780415819312
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013042434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
11261207
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780415819312
  • (OCoLC)861479176
Label
Digitized lives : culture, power and social change in the Internet era, T.V. Reed
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199 - 214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How do we make sense of digitizing cultures?: Some ways of thinking through the culture-technology matrix : Does technology make us more than we make technology?: Technological determinism vs. technocultural analysis ; Components of Digital Culture Analysis ; Is there a virtual world/real-world divide? ; Terminal confusion? ; What's in a name?: New media/cyber/digital culture/etc. studies -- How is the digital world made?: The dreamers/workers/users production cycle : The Internet's weird history ; From dreamers to reality: producing digital stuff ; Producing through consuming?: Prosumers and interactive identity ; Clean rooms or "dark satanic mills"?: Toxic production, e-waste and environmental justice -- Who are we online?: Digital masquerade, privacy, anonymity, community and cyborg dis/embodiment ; Is life online a masquerade? ; Has the Internet killed privacy? ; Are we becoming posthuman cyborgs? ; Anonymity, disinhibition and trolls, oh my! ; Are virtual communities for real? ; How much online life is good for us? ; Hegemony, cultural imperialism and/or digital diversity? --
  • Is everybody equal online?: Digitizing gender, ethnicity and dis/ability : The default subject position? ; Is the Internet a guy?: EnGendering cyberspaces ; Is the Internet colorblind?: E-racializations ; Who is dis/abled by cyberspaces?: Enabling and disabling technologies -- Digitizing desire?: Sexploration and/or sexploitation : Real virtual sex education ; Digital diddling: varieties of cybersex ; The "mainstreaming" of porn -- Digitized sex trafficking ; How queer are cyberspaces?: Alternative sexualities in cyberspaces -- Does the Internet have a political bias?: E-democracy, networked authoritarianism and online activism : Citizen cyborgs?: E-voting, online politicking and participatory democracy ; Can social media overthrow governments? ; Netroots activism or just slacktivism? ; Hacking, Wiki-leaking and cyberterrorism ; Digitizing the arts of protest --
  • Are digital games making us violent and sex crazed, or will they save the world?: Virtual play, real impact : What's in a game?: Playing theories ; What do games teach? ; Do video games make players violent? ; Digitized "militainment"? ; Gender games, race games ; Can video games save the world? -- Are kids getting dumber as their phones get smarter?: E-learning, "edutainment" and the future of knowledge sharing ; "Is our children learning" digitally? ; What is technology doing in the classroom? ; Is knowledge a commodity or a human right?: MOOCs, information feudalism and scholarly publishing --
  • Who in the world is online?: Digital inclusions and exclusions : The World Wide Web isn't ; Who needs the Internet? ; From digital divides to technologies for social inclusion ; Should everyone and everything be online? ; Why digitizing natters -- Conclusion : Hype, hope and possible digitized futures
Control code
ocn861479176
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 237 pages
Isbn
9780415819312
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013042434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
11261207
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780415819312
  • (OCoLC)861479176

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