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Sociology of Cyberspace

Books On Sociology Of Cyberspace

Cyberpower has put individuals in charge and is changing the world. People will live in cyberspace, meet and even make love in virtual reality. Sociology of Cyberspace studies the new concepts of space, time, order and anonymity with its new representation of gender, race and class. Sociology of Cyberspace studies the impact of hypertext and multimedia technologies on human thinking and learning.

Sociology of Cyberspace studies the social construction of the virtual world and norms in a globalized world. We can't tell a man or a woman based on how they interact on the Internet? We can't tell their national origin? Even in the online world issues of personal identity affect how we relate to others.

The Sociology of Cyberspace examines the revolution in human interaction via computer. If men define situations as real they are real in their consequences. Most people in modern societies conceive the Web as real and this can lead to real consequences, according to Thomas's theorem.

Studies of the social impact of the Internet must consider the social consequences, new forms of popular culture and its impact on people's lives. Sociology of Cyberspace studies the contemporary revolution in human interaction through the medium of computer with the emergence of new languages of expression.

The political impact of the internet encompasses a number of issues like technological determinism, encryption, intellectual property, decentralization, propaganda, activism and terrorism.


Sociology of Cyberspace - Abstracts

Visions of Excess: Cyberspace, Digital Technologies and New Cultural Politics - Stephen A. Webb Abstract: Critically situates contemporary concerns with cyberspace and digital media within a cultural dimension. The nature of cyberspace and an analytical index of its position in relation to its imaginary or real status. It is argued that cyberspace attracts two contradictory responses, first form being too true to life; and second for not being true enough.

Encoding/Decoding Cyberspace: Towards a Theoretical Framework for Exploring Cultural Diversity In and Out of the Net - David Silver - University of Maryland 
Attempts to situate cyberspace within its proper historical and cultural context, focusing development and subsequent flourishing of cyberspace.

Cyberspace and Youth Cultural Styles - Brad Warren. - Deakin University, Australia 
Youth styles, especially spectacular subcultural styles such as Punk, Goth, Raver and so on, have been dramatically revitalised because of cyberspace. 

Living in virtual communities: an ethnography of human relationships in cyberspace - Denise Carter ABSTRACT: Outlines some of the issues involved in the development of human relationships in cyberspace.

The Iron Cage of the Information Society
By Frank Webster (Oxford Brooks University, UK) and Kevin Robins (University of Newcastle, UK)
Abstract: This paper offers an analysis and critique of recent thought about the 'information society'.

"Digital Diversity and Multiculturalism in Cyberspace" - Ernest Wilson, Director 
Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland 
The context within which cyberspace is being constructed. What are the political, institutional and cultural implications of the 'digitalization' of double diversity?

The Post-Gender Identities as a Metaphor: Gender Construction in the Cyberspace - Jasna Koteska - Central European University, Budapest, Hungary - The construction of gender in the Cyberspace and the resulting identities.