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Title Communities in cyberspace / edited by Marc A. Smith and Peter Kollock
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1999


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Description x, 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Introduction. 1. Communities in cyberspace / Peter Kollock and Marc A. Smith -- Pt. 2. Identity. 2. Identity and deception in the virtual community / Judith S. Donath. 3. Reading race online: discovering racial Identity in Usenet discussions / Byron Burkhalter. 4. Writing in the body: gender (re)production in online interaction / Jodi O'Brien -- Pt. 3. Social Order and Control. 5. Hierarchy and power: social control in cyberspace / Elizabeth Reid. 6. Problems of conflict management in virtual communities / Anna DuVal Smith -- Pt. 4. Community Structure and Dynamics. 7. Virtual communities as communities: Net surfers don't ride alone / Barry Wellman and Milena Gulia. 8. Invisible crowds in cyberspace: mapping the social structure of the Usenet / Marc A. Smith. 9. The economies of online cooperation: gifts and public goods in cyberspace / Peter Kollock -- Pt. 5. Collective Action
10. The promise and the peril of social action in cyberspace: ethos, delivery, and the protests over MarketPlace and the Clipper chip / Laura J. Gurak. 11. Electronic homesteading on the rural frontier: Big Sky Telegraph and its community / Willard Uncapher. 12. Cyberspace and disadvantaged communities: the Internet as a tool for collective action / Christopher Mele
Summary "In cyberspace, communication and co-ordination is cheap, fast, and global. With powerful new tools for interacting and organizing in the hands of millions of people worldwide, what kinds of social spaces and groups are people creating? How is the Internet changing our basic concepts of identity, self-governance and community?" "Communities in Cyberspace investigates how the idea of community is being challenged and rewritten by the widespread use of online interaction. This edited volume is an essential introduction to the landscape of social life in cyberspace. It will appeal to academics, students and professionals, and to those concerned about the changing relationship between information technology and society."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Internet -- Social aspects.
Cyberspace -- Social aspects.
Computer networks -- Social aspects.
Interpersonal relations.
Social problems.
Social control.
Technology and civilization.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Author Kollock, Peter.
Smith, Marc A., 1965-
LC no. 98002657
ISBN 0415191394