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Information Science and Knowledge Management

Web Search

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Editors: Spink, Amanda, Zimmer, Michael (Eds.)

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Web search engines have emerged as one of the dominant technologies of modern life, leaving few aspects of our everyday activities untouched. Search engines are not just indispensable tools for finding and accessing information online, but have become a defining component of the human condition and can be conceptualized as a complex behavior embedded within an individual's everyday social, cultural, political, and information-seeking activities.

This book investigates Web search from the non-technical perspective, bringing together chapters that represent a range of multidisciplinary theories, models, and ideas about Web searching. They examine the various roles and impacts of Web searching on the social, cultural, political, legal, and informational spheres of our lives, such as the impact on individuals, social groups, modern and postmodern ways of knowing, and public and private life. By critically examining the issues, theories, and formations arising from, and surrounding, Web searching, Web Search: Multidisciplinary Perspectives represents an important contribution to the emerging multidisciplinary body of research on Web search engines.

The new ideas and novel perspectives on Web searching gathered in this volume will prove valuable for research and curricula in the fields of social sciences, communication studies, cultural studies, information science, and related disciplines.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Spink, A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-8

  • Through the Google Goggles: Sociopolitical Bias in Search Engine Design

    Diaz, A.

    Pages 11-34

  • Reconsidering the Rhizome: A Textual Analysis of Web Search Engines as Gatekeepers of the Internet

    Hess, A.

    Pages 35-50

  • Exploring Gendered Notions: Gender, Job Hunting and Web Searches

    Martey, R. M.

    Pages 51-65

  • Searching Ethics: The Role of Search Engines in the Construction and Distribution of Knowledge

    Hinman, L. M.

    Pages 67-76

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-75828-0
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Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09499-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Web Search
Book Subtitle
Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Editors
  • Amanda Spink
  • Michael Zimmer
Series Title
Information Science and Knowledge Management
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-75829-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-75829-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-75828-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09499-6
Series ISSN
1568-1300
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations
Topics