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- Pearson Education 2007; US$ 27.99
This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator?s ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
This timely book offers a mapping of the Internet as it has developed and is used internationally, providing a lively and challenging examination of the Internet and Internet studies. There is much interest among scholars and researchers in understanding the place of the Internet in cultural, social, national, and regional settings. This is the first... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 29.99
In a world that divides us, technology creates connection. Cell phones, e-mail, digital cameras, personal Web sites?they all join us, however tenuously, to what we value. Is connectivity what we?re willing to pay for? Should technology be our servant or a tool that helps us do other things? What can we really learn from Napster? What would intelligent... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 159.00
One of the most significant dimensions of globalisation has been the rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICTs). This work offers a critique of the nexus between ICT and its impact on society, individuals and educational institutions. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 30.99
Over the last two decades a surge of white supremacists have found new venues for their racist message. Examining how they've translated their printed publications onto the Internet Cyber Racism asks what this means for understanding racism in the information age. In addition to overt hate speech, contemporary white supremacists have used "cloaked"... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95
Hacking provides an introduction to the community of hackers and an analysis of the meaning of hacking in twenty-first century societies. One the one hand, hackers infect the computers of the world, entering where they are not invited, taking over not just individual workstations but whole networks. On the other, hackers write the software that... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95
Provides a wide-ranging survey of the sociolinguistic issues raised by the impact of information technology. The author demonstrates how and in which ways the new technologies both affect human communication and are in turn affected by the way people communicate using the technologies. more...
- Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
Unnatural Selection is the first book to examine the rise of the "technocentric being"—or geek—who personifies a distinct new phase in human evolution. People considered geeks often have behavioral or genetic traits that were previously considered detrimental. But the new environment of the Anthropocene period—the Age of Man—has created a kind of... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
The Social Impact of Computers should be read as a guide to the social implications of current and future applications of computers. Among the basic themes presented are the following: the changing nature of work in response to technological innovation as well as the threat to jobs; personal freedom in the machine age as manifested by challenges to... more...