Emerging digital spaces in contemporary society : properties of technology.

Contributor(s): Gherah-Martin, Karim | Kalantzis-Cope, Phillip.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011Description: xxvi, 382 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780230273467.Subject(s): Sociology and Anthropology | Information technology-Social aspects | Digital communications-Social aspectsDDC classification: 301.243KAL
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Analyzing the relationship between digital technologies and society this book explores a wide range of complex social issues emerging in a new digital space. Itexamines both the vexing dilemmas with a critical eye as well as prompting readers to think constructively and strategically about exciting possibilities.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Tables and Figures (p. x)
  • Notes on Contributors (p. xi)
  • Introduction: Properties of Technology (p. 3)
  • Part I Digital Communication
  • 1 Technology, Innovation, Power, and Social Consequence (p. 13)
  • 1.1 The World Summit Awards Benchmarking Arabic Websites: A Case Study of Governance (p. 26)
  • 1.2 Test Driving E-Participation: The Case of Gipuzkoa (Basque Country) (p. 29)
  • 1.3 Visualizing Electricity and Magnetism: The Collaborative Development of a Multimedia Text (p. 32)
  • Part II Defining New Media
  • 2 Emergent Journalism and Mass Media Paradigms in the Digital Society (p. 37)
  • 2.1 CitizenShift and Parole Citoyenne: The Democratization of Media (p. 50)
  • 2.2 Presidential Rhetoric in 140 Characters or Less (p. 53)
  • 2.3 Web 2.0 Technologies and the Museum (p. 56)
  • Part III The Texts of Digital Publishing
  • 3 Academic Publishing at the Crossroads (p. 61)
  • 3.1 The Open Textbook: From Modules to Mash-Ups (p. 71)
  • 3.2 Community and Communion: Books as Communal Artifacts in the Digital Age (p. 75)
  • 3.3 Is the 'E-Incunabula' the One Solution for Scientific Communication? (p. 78)
  • Part IV The Digital Citizen
  • 4 Digital Citizenship (p. 83)
  • 4.1 Facebook in Egypt: April 6 and the Perception of a New Political Sphere (p. 97)
  • 4.2 Grassroots Politics in Popular Online Spaces: Balancing Alliances (p. 99)
  • 4.3 From Disability to Functional Diversity: ICT and Amartya Sen's Approach (p. 102)
  • Part V Power, Knowledge, Surveillance
  • 5 Surveillance, Power and Everyday Life (p. 107)
  • 5.1 Full Spectrum Surveillance: NYPD, Panopticism and the Public Disciplinary Complex (p. 121)
  • 5.2 The Wired Body and Event Construction: Mobile Technologies and the Technological Gaze (p. 123)
  • 5.3 Configuring the Face as a Technology of Citizenship: Biometrics, Surveillance and the Facialization of Institutional Identity (p. 126)
  • Part VI Digital Property
  • 6 Whose Property? Mapping Intellectual Property Rights, Contextualizing Digital Technology and Framing Social Justice (p. 131)
  • 6.1 Ethical Concerns about Digital Property: The Case of FLOSS Licenses (p. 145)
  • 6.2 On/Off the Agenda: Intellectual Property Rights, the UN and the Global Politics of the Internet (p. 148)
  • 6.3 Health Traditions in Kerala and Local Intellectual Property Rights (p. 151)
  • Part VII The Digital Commons
  • 7 Socrates Back on the Street: Wikipedia's Citing of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (p. 157)
  • 7.1 The Challenges of Digitally Mapping Marginal Sub-Regions and Localities: A Case Study of South India (p. 172)
  • 7.2 How Open Source Software and Wireless Networks are Transforming Two Cultures: An Investigation in Urban North America and Rural Africa (p. 175)
  • 7.3 The Secrets of Biblioland: A Case Study (p. 177)
  • Part VIII New Infrastructures of Science
  • 8 Towards a Science 2.0 based on Technologies of Recommendation, Innovation, and Reuse (p. 181)
  • 8.1 Democratizing the Science of Risk Management - An End-User-Driven Approach to Managing Risks to Drinking Water Systems in First Nations Communities (p. 195)
  • 8.2 The Public Debate on Science and Technology: Transgenic Corn in Mexico (p. 198)
  • 8.3 Evolving Publishing Practices in Mathematics: Wiles, Perelman, and arXiv (p. 201)
  • Part IX Digital Aesthetics
  • 9 Fabrication (p. 207)
  • 9.1 Closing the Gap between Art and Life: Digital Art as Discursive Framework (p. 219)
  • 9.2 Digital Art: Blowing Zen in the City (p. 221)
  • 9.3 Digital Aesthetics in Everyday Technologies: A Case Study of the NY Art Beat iPhone Application (p. 223)
  • Part X Digital Labor
  • 10 Redrawing the Labor Line: Technology and Work in Digital Capitalism (p. 227)
  • 10.1 Work and Skills in the Telecommunications Industry (p. 245)
  • 10.2 US Policy Approaches to Digital Labor (p. 247)
  • 10.3 Employability and Sustainability in the Graduate Job Market: A Case Study of ICT Graduates in Malaysia (p. 250)
  • Part XI Technology, Culture, and Society
  • 11 The Empirical Case for Taking a Technosocial Approach to Computing (p. 255)
  • 11.1 The Punjab Peasant and Digital Culture (p. 270)
  • 11.2 Social Ecology of Museums in the Digital Domain (p. 272)
  • 11.3 Information Technology and the Construction of Moral Reasoning, Empathy, and Affect: Crossing Time, Space, and Attitudes in Virtual Reality (p. 274)
  • Part XII Digital Identities
  • 12 The Internet, Gender and Identity: Proletarianization as Selective Essentialism (p. 279)
  • 12.1 Virtual Glass Houses: The Process and Politics of Bisexual Identity Discussions in Online Diary Communities (p. 293)
  • 12.2 UsMob: Remapping Indigenous Futures in Cyberspace (p. 296)
  • 12.3 Gender Structure, Gender Identity, Gender Symbolism and Information Technologies (p. 298)
  • Part XIII Information Globalism
  • 13 Digital Capitalism and Development: The Unbearable Lightness of ICT4D (p. 305)
  • 13.1 Information and Communication Technologies for Least Developed Countries: A Case Study of the Republic of Malawi (p. 324)
  • 13.2 Dot.Com Marriages in India: Examining the Changing Patterns of the Arranged Marriage Market in India (p. 327)
  • 13.3 Bridging the Digital Divide in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Bangladesh and Kuwait (p. 330)
  • Part XIV Reading Machines
  • 14 Do E-Book Readers Understand Digital Documents? (p. 337)
  • 14.1 In Praise of Paper: Cultural Prejudice and the Electronic Book Market in Spain (p. 352)
  • 14.2 Why E-Readers Will Not Gain Widespread Popularity (p. 355)
  • 14.3 Hyperactive: The Digi-Novel (p. 359)
  • Conclusion: Mapping Emerging Digital Spaces in Contemporary Societ (p. 365)
  • Index (p. 369)