International Handbook of Internet Research

Editors: Hunsinger, Jeremy, Klastrup, Lisbeth, Allen, Matthew M. (Eds.)

  • First handbook to cover contemporary issues in internet research, with material from all inhabited continents
  • All major themes in internet research are explored, including internet culture, internet theory, internet society, networked computer games and networked infrastructures
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This handbook, the first of its kind, is a detailed introduction to the numerous academic perspectives we can apply to the study of the internet as a political, social and communicative phenomenon. Covering both practical and theoretical angles, established researchers from around the world discuss everything: the foundations of internet research appear alongside chapters on understanding and analyzing current examples of online activities and artifacts. The material covers all continents and explores in depth subjects such as networked gaming, economics and the law.

The sheer scope and breadth of topics examined in this volume, which ranges from on-line communities to e-science via digital aesthetics, are evidence that in today’s world, internet research is a vibrant and mature field in which practitioners have long since stopped considering the internet as either an utopian or dystopian "new" space, but instead approach it as a medium that has become an integral part of our everyday culture and a natural mode of communication.

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“A valuable book consisting of 31 essays, research reports, and professional papers on Internet issues, research, controversies, and more. The book could be useful as a personal reference, or as a source for ideas for one’s own research agenda. It could be useful in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course … . Businesses might find it useful as a source of ideas for new business Internet ventures. … Due to the various topics discussed, the book is best used as a research tool.” (J. Fendrich, ACM Computing Reviews, August, 2011)


Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Are Instant Messages Speech?

    Baron, Naomi S.

    Pages 1-21

  • From MUDs to MMORPGs: The History of Virtual Worlds

    Bartle, Richard A.

    Pages 23-39

  • Visual Iconic Patterns of Instant Messaging: Steps Towards Understanding Visual Conversations

    Bays, Hillary

    Pages 41-64

  • Research in e-Science and Open Access to Data and Information

    den Besten, Matthijs (et al.)

    Pages 65-96

  • Toward Information Infrastructure Studies: Ways of Knowing in a Networked Environment

    Bowker, Geoffrey C. (et al.)

    Pages 97-117

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eBook $319.00
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Hardcover $409.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9788-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $409.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9395-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of Internet Research
Editors
  • Jeremy Hunsinger
  • Lisbeth Klastrup
  • Matthew M. Allen
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9789-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9789-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9788-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9395-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 622
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