Internet, society and culture: communicative practices before and after the Internet

Jordan, Tim (2013) Internet, society and culture: communicative practices before and after the Internet. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781441134875

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The internet has changed the way we communicate and so changed society and culture. Internet, Society, and Culture offers an understanding of this change by examining two case studies of pre and post internet communication. The first case study is of letters sent to and from Australia in 1835-1858 and the second is a study of online gaming. In both case studies, the focus is on the ways communication is created. The result is the definition of two types of communication that are lived simultaneously in the twenty-first century. One type of communication is from before the internet and relies on the body having touched and created a message-for example, by attaching signature-to stabilise the nature of sender, message and receiver. Internet-dependant communication is different because no identity-marker can be trusted on the internet and so individuals' styles of communicating are used to stabilise the transmission of messages. Being after the internet means having to live these two contradictory forms of communication. - See more at:

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Internet, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Communicative Practices, Communication, Cultural Studies
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences
T Technology
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Depositing User: Sarah Maddox
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 15:09
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 13:09
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