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The cybercultures reader

Author: David Bell; Barbara M Kennedy
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This volume aims to cover the whole spectrum of cyberspace and related new technologies to explore the ways in which new technologies are reshaping cultural forms and practices at the turn of the century.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bell; Barbara M Kennedy
ISBN: 9780415410687 0415410681 9780415410670 0415410673
OCLC Number: 171614707
Description: xxiv, 797 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Cybercultures rewriter / David Bell --
I. Approaching cybercultures / David Bell --
1. Cyberspace: first steps / Michael Benedikt --
2. A cyborg manifesto: science, technology and socialist-feminism in the late twentieth century / Donna Haraway --
3. Space for rent in the last suburb / Scott McQuire --
4. Cyberspace / Scott Bukatman --
5. Red alert in cyberspace! / Paul Virilio --
II. Popular cybercultures / Barbara Kennedy --
6. From Captain America to Wolverine. Cyborgs in comic books: alternative images of cybernetic heroes and villains / Mark Oehlert --
7. The technophilic body: on technicity in William Gibson's cyborg culture / David Tomas --
8. DEAI-KEI: Japan's new culture of encounter / Todd Joseph Miles Holden and Takako Tsuruki --
9. Mapping the bit girl: Lara Croft and new media fandom / Bob Rehak --
10. From DV realism to a universal recording machine / Lev Manovich --
III. Cybercommunities / David Bell --
11. Electronic Homesteading on the rural frontier: big sky telegraph and its community / Willard Uncapher --
12. Community in the abstract: a political and ethical dilemma? / Michele Willson --
13. Against virtual community: for a politics of distance / Kevin Robins --
14. Virtual togetherness: an everyday-life perspective / Maria Bakardjieva.
Responsibility: edited by David Bell and Barbara M. Kennedy.
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