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Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories

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Abstract


  • 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.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • McLelland, M. & Goggin, G. (Eds.). (2017). Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Global-Internet-Histories/Goggin-McLelland/p/book/9781138812161

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138812161

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3079

Place Of Publication


  • New York

Abstract


  • 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.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • McLelland, M. & Goggin, G. (Eds.). (2017). Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Global-Internet-Histories/Goggin-McLelland/p/book/9781138812161

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138812161

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3079

Place Of Publication


  • New York