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Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives

Mark Graham and William H. Dutton


How is society being reshaped by the continued diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? Society and the Internet provides key readings for students, scholars, and anyone with a serious interest in understanding the interactions of the Internet and society. Spawned from a series of lectures at the University of Oxford, this multidisciplinary set of theoretically and empirically anchored chapters address the big questions about perhaps the most significant technological transformation of the 21st century. The authors employ a diversity of data, methods, and ... More

Keywords: Internet, society, multidisciplinary, research, ICT, impact

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199661992
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661992.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Graham, editor
Director of Research and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

William H. Dutton, editor
Professor of Internet Studies, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

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Mark Graham, and William H. Dutton

Part I Internet Studies of Everyday Life

2 Next Generation Internet Users

Grant Blank, and William H. Dutton

3 The Relational Self-Portrait

Bernie Hogan, and Barry Wellman

5 Gender and Race Online

Lisa Nakamura

Part II Information and Culture on the Line

7 China and the US in the New Internet World

Gillian Bolsover, William H. Dutton, Ginette Law, and Soumitra Dutta

8 Social Media and the News

Nic Newman, William H. Dutton, and Grant Blank

9 The Impact of the Internet on Media Industries

Sung Wook Ji, and David Waterman

10 Big Data

Ralph Schroeder

Part III Networked Politics and Governments

14 Big Data and Collective Action

Helen Margetts, Scott A. Hale, and Taha Yasseri

15 Empowering Citizens of the Internet Age

Elizabeth Dubois, and William H. Dutton

Part IV Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economics

17 The Internet in the Law

Richard Susskind

Part V Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures

21 Data Privacy in the Clouds

Christopher Millard

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