Sociology in the age of the Internet / Allison Cavanagh.Material type: TextSeries: Sociology and social changePublication details: Maidenhead : McGraw Hill/Open University Press, 2007. Description: 1 online resource (179 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0335229581; 9780335229581; 1281129100; 9781281129109; 9786611129101; 6611129103Subject(s): Internet -- Social aspects | Information society | Computers and civilization | COMPUTERS -- Social Aspects -- General | Computers and civilization | Information society | Internet -- Social aspects | Soziologie | Informationsgesellschaft | Internet | Sozialer Wandel | Internet -- sociala aspekter | Informationssamhället | InternetGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Computer network resources. | Electronic books. | Computer network resources. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sociology in the age of the Internet.DDC classification: 303.4834 LOC classification: HM851 | .C38 2007ebOther classification: AP 18420 | MS 7960 | MS 7965 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Cover -- Contents -- Series editor's preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part One The rise of the network metaphor -- Chapter 1 Approaches to networks -- Chapter 2 Network methodologies -- Chapter 3 The network society -- Chapter 4 The internet as a network -- Part Two The internet as a medium -- Introduction to Part Two -- Chapter 5 Elements of a public sphere -- Chapter 6 Interactivity: it's got to be jelly 'cos jam don't shake like that -- Chapter 7 The global public sphere and forms of power -- Part Three The internet as a social space -- Introduction to Part Three -- Chapter 8 Community -- Chapter 9 Online identity -- Conclusion to Part Three -- Part Four The internet as a technology -- Introduction to Part Four -- Chapter 10 Sociologies of technology -- Chapter 11 The sociology of technology and the internet emergent perspectives -- References -- Index.
There has been a diverse body of writing from scholars in the social sciences who have been studying changes brought about by communication technologies in general and the Internet in particular. This title evaluates the work in this area and is suitable for academics and students interested in the relationship between the internet and society.
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