The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories

The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories

From Tunisia to Taiwan, this volume emphasizes the importance of understanding and formulating Internet histories outside of the anglophone case studies and theoretical paradigms that have thus far dominated academic scholarship on Internet ...

Author: Gerard Goggin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317607656

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories brings together research on the diverse Internet histories that have evolved in different regions, language cultures and social contexts across the globe. While the Internet is now in its fifth decade, the understanding and formulation of its histories outside of an anglophone framework is still very much in its infancy. From Tunisia to Taiwan, this volume emphasizes the importance of understanding and formulating Internet histories outside of the anglophone case studies and theoretical paradigms that have thus far dominated academic scholarship on Internet history. Interdisciplinary in scope, the collection offers a variety of historical lenses on the development of the Internet: as a new communication technology seen in the context of older technologies; as a new form of sociality read alongside previous technologically mediated means of relating; and as a new media "vehicle" for the communication of content.
Categories: Social Science

Internet Histories

Internet Histories

Arabic. In G. Goggin & M. McLelland (Eds.), The Routledge companion to global internet histories (pp. 227–243). New York, NY: Routledge. Fouser, R. (2001). “Culture”, computer literacy and the media in creating public attitudes to CMC ...

Author: Niels Brügger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351336093

Category: Computers

Page: 204

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In 2017, the new journal Internet Histories was founded. As part of the process of defining a new field, the journal editors approached leading scholars in this dynamic, interdisciplinary area. This book is thus a collection of eighteen short thought-provoking pieces, inviting discussion about Internet histories. They raise and suggest current and future issues in the scholarship, as well as exploring the challenges, opportunities, and tensions that underpin the research terrain. The book explores cultural, political, social, economic, and industrial dynamics, all part of a distinctive historiographical and theoretical approach which underpins this emerging field. The international specialists reflect upon the scholarly scene, laying out the field’s research successes to date, as well as suggest the future possibilities that lie ahead in the field of Internet histories. While the emphasis is on researcher perspectives, interviews with leading luminaries of the Internet’s development are also provided. As histories of the Internet become increasingly important, Internet Histories is a useful roadmap for those contemplating how we can write such works. One cannot write many histories of the 1990s or later without thinking of digital media – and we hope that Internet Histories will be an invaluable resource for such studies. This book was originally published as the first issue of the Internet Histories journal.
Categories: Computers

The SAGE Handbook of Web History

The SAGE Handbook of Web History

Li, S.L., Lin, Y.-R., and Huang, A.H.-M. (2017) 'Brief History of Taiwanese Internet: The BBS Culture', in Gerard Goggin and Mark McLelland (eds), The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories, New York: Routledge, pp. 182–96.

Author: Niels Brügger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526455468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

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The Web has been with us now for almost 25 years. An integral part of our social, cultural and political lives, ‘new media’ is simply not that new anymore. Despite the rapidly expanding archives of information at our disposal, and the recent growth of interest in web history as a field of research, the information available to us still far outstrips our understanding of how to interpret it. The SAGE Handbook of Web History marks the first comprehensive review of this subject to date. Its editors emphasise two main different forms of study: the use of the web as an historical resource, and the web as an object of study in its own right. Bringing together all the existing knowledge of the field, with an interdisciplinary focus and an international scope, this is an incomparable resource for researchers and students alike. Part One: The Web and Historiography Part Two: Theoretical and Methodological Reflections Part Three: Technical and Structural Dimensions of Web History Part Four: Platforms on the Web Part Five: Web History and Users, some Case Studies Part Six: The Roads Ahead
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The SAGE Handbook of Social Media

The SAGE Handbook of Social Media

Internationalizing Internet studies: Beyond anglophone paradigms. New York: Routledge. ... Introduction: Global coordinates of Internet histories. In G. Goggin & M. McLelland (Eds.), Routledge companion to global Internet histories.

Author: Jean Burgess

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473995796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 662

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The world is in the midst of a social media paradigm. Once viewed as trivial and peripheral, social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WeChat have become an important part of the information and communication infrastructure of society. They are bound up with business and politics as well as everyday life, work, and personal relationships. This international Handbook addresses the most significant research themes, methodological approaches and debates in the study of social media. It contains substantial chapters written especially for this book by leading scholars from a range of disciplinary perspectives, covering everything from computational social science to sexual self-expression. Part 1: Histories And Pre-Histories Part 2: Approaches And Methods Part 3: Platforms, Technologies And Business Models Part 4: Cultures And Practices Part 5: Social And Economic Domains
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Global Digital Cultures

Global Digital Cultures

In Internationalizing Internet Studies, edited by Gerard Goggin and Mark McLelland, 3–17. London: Taylor & Francis. Goggin, Gerard, and Mark McLelland. 2017. The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories.

Author: Aswin Punathambekar

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472131402

Category: Computers

Page: 326

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Digital media histories are part of a global network, and South Asia is a key nexus in shaping the trajectory of digital media in the twenty-first century. Digital platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, and others are deeply embedded in the daily lives of millions of people around the world, shaping how people engage with others as kin, as citizens, and as consumers. Moving away from Anglo-American and strictly national frameworks, the essays in this book explore the intersections of local, national, regional, and global forces that shape contemporary digital culture(s) in regions like South Asia: the rise of digital and mobile media technologies, the ongoing transformation of established media industries, and emergent forms of digital media practice and use that are reconfiguring sociocultural, political, and economic terrains across the Indian subcontinent. From massive state-driven digital identity projects and YouTube censorship to Tinder and dating culture, from Twitter and primetime television to Facebook and political rumors, Global Digital Cultures focuses on enduring concerns of representation, identity, and power while grappling with algorithmic curation and data-driven processes of production, circulation, and consumption.
Categories: Computers

The Web as History

The Web as History

On the Way to the Web: The Secret History of the Internet and its Founders. New York: Apress. ... In M. Consalvo and C. Ess (eds), The Handbook of Internet Studies. ... The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories.

Author: Niels Brügger

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781911307426

Category: History

Page: 296

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The World Wide Web has now been in use for more than 20 years. From early browsers to today’s principal source of information, entertainment and much else, the Web is an integral part of our daily lives, to the extent that some people believe ‘if it’s not online, it doesn’t exist.’ While this statement is not entirely true, it is becoming increasingly accurate, and reflects the Web’s role as an indispensable treasure trove. It is curious, therefore, that historians and social scientists have thus far made little use of the Web to investigate historical patterns of culture and society, despite making good use of letters, novels, newspapers, radio and television programmes, and other pre-digital artefacts.This volume argues that now is the time to ask what we have learnt from the Web so far. The 12 chapters explore this topic from a number of interdisciplinary angles – through histories of national web spaces and case studies of different government and media domains – as well as an introduction that provides an overview of this exciting new area of research.
Categories: History

The Archived Web

The Archived Web

Doing History in the Digital Age Niels Brügger ... A brief history of Facebook as a media text: The development of an empty structure. ... In G. Goggin & M. McLelland (Eds.), The Routledge companion to global internet histories (pp.

Author: Niels Bru ̈Gger

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262350129

Category: Computers

Page: 200

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An original methodological framework for approaching the archived web, both as a source and as an object of study in its own right. As life continues to move online, the web becomes increasingly important as a source for understanding the past. But historians have yet to formulate a methodology for approaching the archived web as a source of study. How should the history of the present be written? In this book, Niels Brügger offers an original methodological framework for approaching the web of the past, both as a source and as an object of study in its own right. While many studies of the web focus solely on its use and users, Brügger approaches the archived web as a semiotic, textual system in order to offer the first book-length treatment of its scholarly use. While the various forms of the archived web can challenge researchers' interactions with it, they also present a range of possibilities for interpretation. The Archived Web identifies characteristics of the online web that are significant now for scholars, investigates how the online web became the archived web, and explores how the particular digitality of the archived web can affect a historian's research process. Brügger offers suggestions for how to translate traditional historiographic methods for the study of the archived web, focusing on provenance, creating an overview of the archived material, evaluating versions, and citing the material. The Archived Web lays the foundations for doing web history in the digital age, offering important and timely guidance for today's media scholars and tomorrow's historians.
Categories: Computers

Email and the Everyday

Email and the Everyday

Although important work has provided a systematic account of the commercial reach of the internet—most notably the ... the internet in homes during the 1990s.56 Finally, The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories demonstrates ...

Author: Esther Milne

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262362764

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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An exploration of how email is experienced, understood, and materially structured as a practice spanning our everyday domestic and work lives. Despite its many obituaries, email is not dead. As a global mode of business and personal communication, email outstrips newer technologies of online interaction; it is deeply embedded in our everyday lives. And yet--perhaps because the ubiquity of email has obscured its study--this is the first scholarly book devoted to email as a key historical, social, and commercial site of digital communication in our everyday lives. In Email and the Everyday, Esther Milne examines how email is experienced, understood, and materially structured as a practice spanning the domestic and institutional spaces of daily life.
Categories: Computers

Campus Cinephilia in Neoliberal South Korea

Campus Cinephilia in Neoliberal South Korea

Pak Hyönje , Han'guk int'õnet yoksawa p'yojun ' [ Korean Internet History and Standards ] , TTA Journal 143 ( 2012 ) ... Configuration of Online User Culture in Korea ' , in The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories , eds .

Author: Josie Jung Yeon Sohn

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030951436

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 209

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Taking a transnational approach to the study of film culture, this book draws on ethnographic fieldwork in a South Korean university film club to explore a cosmopolitan cinephile subculture that thrived in an ironic unevenness between the highly nationalistic mood of commercial film culture and the intense neoliberal milieu of the 2000s. As these time-poor students devoted themselves to the study of film that is unlikely to help them in the job market, they experienced what a student described as ‘a different kind of fun’, while they appreciated their voracious consumption of international art films as a very private matter at a time of unprecedented boom in the domestic film industry. This unexpectedly vibrant cosmopolitan subculture of student cinephiles in neoliberal South Korea makes the nation’s film culture more complex and interesting than a simple nationalistic affair.
Categories: Performing Arts

Informed Publics Media and International Law

Informed Publics  Media and International Law

... Routledge, 2015) Gilboa, E, 'The CNN Effect: The Search for a Communication Theory of International Relations' (2005) ... Global Coordinates of Internet Histories' in G Goggin and M McLelland (eds), The Routledge Companion to Global ...

Author: Daniel Joyce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509930432

Category: Law

Page: 192

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This book considers the significance of informed publics from the perspective of international law. It does so by analysing international media law frameworks and the 'mediatization' of international law in institutional settings. This approach exposes the complexity of the interrelationship between international law and the media, but also points to the dangers involved in international law's associated and increasing reliance upon the mediated techniques of communicative capitalism – such as publicity – premised upon an informed international public whose existence many now question. The book explores the ways in which traditional regulatory and analytical categories are increasingly challenged - revealed as inadequate or bypassed - but also assesses their resilience and future utility in light of significant technological change and concerns about fake news, the rise of big data and algorithmic accountability. Furthermore, it contends that analysing the imbrication of media and international law in the current digital transition is necessary to understand the nature of the problems a system such as international law faces without sufficiently informed publics. The book argues that international law depends on informed global publics to function and to address the complex global problems which we face. This draws into view the role media plays in relation to international law, but also the role of international law in regulating the media, and reveals the communicative character of international law.
Categories: Law