Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198843498

Mark Graham; William H. Dutton
480 ページ
156 x 234 mm

How is society being reshaped by the continued diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? Society and the Internet provides key readings for students, scholars, and those interested in understanding the interactions of the Internet and society. This multidisciplinary collection of theoretically and empirically anchored chapters addresses the big questions about one of the most significant technological transformations of this century, through a diversity of data, methods, theories, and approaches.

Drawing from a range of disciplinary perspectives, Internet research can address core questions about equality, voice, knowledge, participation, and power. By learning from the past and continuing to look toward the future, it can provide a better understanding of what the ever-changing configurations of technology and society mean, both for the everyday life of individuals and for the continued development of society at large.

This second edition presents new and original contributions examining the escalating concerns around social media, disinformation, big data, and privacy. Following a foreword by Manual Castells, the editors introduce some of the key issues in Internet Studies. The chapters then offer the latest research in five focused sections: The Internet in Everyday Life; Digital Rights and Human Rights; Networked Ideas, Politics, and Governance; Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economics; and Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures. This book will be a valuable resource not only for students and researchers, but for anyone seeking a critical examination of the economic, social, and political factors shaping the Internet and its impact on society.


ForewordManuel Castells:
IntroductionMark Graham and William H. Dutton:
Part I: The Internet and Everyday Life
1 Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman: The Internet in Daily Life: The Turn to Networked Individualism
2 Limor Shifman: Internet Memes and the Twofold Articulation of Values
3 Mark Graham, Sanna Ojanpera, and Martin Dittus: Internet Geographies: Data Shadows and Digital Divisions of Labor
4 Bianca C. Reisdorf, Grant Blank, and William H. Dutton: Internet Cultures and Digital Inequalities
5 Anabel Quan-Haase, Renwen Zhang, Barry Wellman, and Hua Wang: Older Adults on Digital Media in a Networked Society: Enhancing and Updating Social Connections
6 Eszter Hargittai and Marina Micheli: Internet Skills and Why They Matter
Part II: Digital Rights, Human Rights
7 Lisa Nakamura: Gender and Race in the Gaming World
8 Christopher Millard: Data Protection in the Clouds
9 Sadie Creese, Ruth Shillair, Maria Bada, and William H. Dutton: Building the Cybersecurity Capacity of Nations
10 Ralph Schroeder: Big Data: Marx, Hayek, and Weber in a Data-Driven World
Part III: Networked Ideas, Politics, and Governance
11 Helen Margetts, Scott Hale, and Peter John: Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shapes Collective Action
12 Philip N. Howard and Samantha Bradshaw: Social Media and Democracy in Crisis
13 William H. Dutton, Bianca C. Reisdorf, Grant Blank, Elizabeth Dubois, and Laleah Fernandez: The Internet and Access to Information About Politics: Searching Through Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and Disinformation
14 Silvia Majo-Vazquez and Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon: Digital News and the Consumption of Political Information
Part IV: Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economics
15 Mark Graham: The Internet at the Global Economic Margins
16 Gina Neff: The Political Economy of Digital Health
17 Antonio A. Casilli and Julian Posada: The Platformization of Society and its Discontents
18 Greg Taylor: Scarcity of Attention for a Medium of Abundance: An Economic Perspective
19 Matthew David: Incentives to Share in the Digital Economy
Part V: Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures
20 Jack Linchuan Qiu: Three Phases in the Development of China's Network Society
21 Victoria Nash: The Politics of Children's Internet Use
22 Eli Noam: Looking Ahead at Internet Video and its Societal Impacts
23 Laura DeNardis: The Social Media Challenge to Internet Governance
24 David Bray and Vinton Cerf: The Unfinished Work of the Internet


Mark Graham is Professor of Internet Geography at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, a Senior Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, a Research Affiliate in the University of Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Information Technology and National Development at the University of Cape Town. His research spans topics between digital labour, the gig economy, internet geographies, and ICTs and development.; William H. Dutton is Emeritus Professor at the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. He is also Senior Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), an Oxford Martin Fellow supporting the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the University of Oxford, and Visiting Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. He was founding director of the OII, and a Fellow of Balliol College, until appointment as the Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at MSU, where he served as Director of the James H. Quello Center until 2018.