Skip to main content

An Introduction to New Media and Cybercultures

An Introduction to New Media and Cybercultures

Pramod K. Nayar

ISBN: 978-1-405-18167-9

Jan 2010

224 pages

In Stock

$109.95

Description

This introduction to cybercultures provides a cutting-edge and much needed guide to the rapidly changing world of new media and communication.
  • Considers cyberculture and new media through contemporary race, gender and sexuality studies and postcolonial theory
  • Offers a clear analysis of some of the most complex issues in cybercultures, including identity, network societies, new geographies, and connectivity
  • Includes discussions of gaming, social networking, geography, net-democracy, aesthetics, popular internet culture, the body, sexuality and politics
  • Examines key questions in the political economy, racialization, gendering and governance of cyberculture

Preface and Acknowledgments vi

1 “Reading” Cybercultures 1

2 Popular Cybercultures 30

3 Bodies 65

4 Subcultures 87

5 Gender and Sexualities 115

6 Public Spaces 136

7 Cybercultures: New Formations 157

Conclusion 173

Glossary 183

Bibliography 187

Index 214

Considers cyberculture and new media through contemporary race, gender and sexuality studies and postcolonial theory
Offers a clear analysis of some of the most complex issues in cybercultures, including identity, network societies, new geographies, and connectivity
Includes discussions of gaming, social networking, geography, net-democracy, aesthetics, popular internet culture, the body, sexuality and politics
Examines key questions in the political economy, racialization, gendering and governance of cyberculture