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The cultural imaginary of the internet : virtual utopias and dystopias

Author: Majid Yar
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary culture offer contradictory views of the internet and new media technologies, painting them in extremes of optimistic enthusiasm and pessimistic concern. This book explores such representations, uncovering the roots of our cultural responses to the internet, centred upon a profoundly ambivalent reaction to technological modernity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Yar, Majid. Cultural Imaginary of the Internet .
Virtual Utopias and Dystopias
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Majid Yar
ISBN: 9781137436696 1137436697
OCLC Number: 883407565
Notes: Epublication based on: 9781137436689, 2014.
1. Unravelling Utopias and Dystopias 2. The Techno-Scientific Utopias of Modernity: From Real to Virtual 3. Virtual Utopias and the Imaginary of the Internet 4. The Dystopian Worlds of Techno-Science 5. Virtual Dystopias and the Imaginary of the Internet 6. Beyond Virtual Utopias and Dystopias?
Description: 1 online resource (116 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyrights; Dedication; Contents; Note on the Author; 1 Unravelling Utopiasand Dystopias; 2 The Techno-ScientificUtopias of Modernity:From Real to Virtual; 3 Virtual Utopias and theImaginary of the Internet; 4 The Dystopian Worldsof Techno-Science; 5 Virtual Dystopias and theImaginary of the Internet; 6 Beyond Virtual Utopiasand Dystopias?; Bibliography; Index
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