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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 those interested in understanding the interactions of the Internet and society. This multidisciplinary collection of theoretically and empirically anchored chapters addresses the big questions about one of the most significant technological transformations of this century, through a diversity of data, methods, theories, and approaches. Drawing from a range of disciplinary perspectives, Internet r ... More

Keywords: Internet, society, communication, politics, information, network, equality, participation, knowledge, digital

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198843498
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198843498.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Graham, editor
Professor of Internet Geography, Oxford Internet Institute, Unviersity of Oxford

William H. Dutton, editor
Senior Fellow, Oxford Internet Institut, University of Oxford

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William H. Dutton and Mark Graham

Part I The Internet and Everyday Life

1 The Internet in Daily Life

Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman

3 Internet Geographies

Mark Graham, Sanna Ojanperä, and Martin Dittus

4 Internet Cultures and Digital Inequalities

Bianca C. Reisdorf, Grant Blank, and William H. Dutton

5 Older Adults on Digital Media in a Networked Society

Anabel Quan-Haase, Renwen Zhang, Barry Wellman, and Hua Wang

6 Internet Skills and Why They Matter

Eszter Hargittai and Marina Micheli

Part II Digital Rights, Human Rights

8 Data Protection in the Clouds

Christopher Millard

9 Building the Cybersecurity Capacity of Nations

Sadie Creese, Ruth Shillair, Maria Bada, and William H. Dutton

10 Big Data

Ralph Schroeder

Part III Networked Ideas, Politics, and Governance

11 Political Turbulence

Helen Margetts, Scott Hale, and Peter John

12 Social Media and Democracy in Crisis

Samantha Bradshaw and Philip N. Howard

13 The Internet and Access to Information about Politics

William H. Dutton, Bianca C. Reisdorf, Grant Blank, Elizabeth Dubois, and Laleah Fernandez

14 Digital News and the Consumption of Political Information

Silvia Majó-Vázquez and Sandra González-Bailón

Part IV Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economics

17 The Platformization of Labor and Society

Antonio A. Casilli and Julian Posada

Part V Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures

24 The Unfinished Work of the Internet

David Bray and Vinton Cerf