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Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes

Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes

Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes by Lauren Rosewarne
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The Internet has enabled an exponentially larger number of people—individuals who are members of numerous and vastly different subgroups—to be exposed to one other. As a result, instead of the simple "jocks versus geeks" paradigm of previous eras, our society now has more detailed stereotypes of the undesirable, the under-the-radar, and the ostracized: cyberpervs, neckbeards, goths, tech nerds, and anyone with a non-heterosexual identity. Each chapter of this book explores a different stereotype of the Internet user, with key themes—such as gender, technophobia, and sexuality—explored with regard to that specific characterization of online users.

Author Lauren Rosewarne, PhD, supplies a highly interdisciplinary perspective that draws on research and theories from a range of fields—psychology, sociology, and communications studies as well as feminist theory, film theory, political science, and philosophy—to analyze what these stereotypes mean in the context of broader social and cultural issues. From cyberbullies to chronically masturbating porn addicts to desperate online-daters, readers will see the paradox in popular culture's message: that while Internet use is universal, actual Internet users are somehow subpar—less desirable, less cool, less friendly—than everybody else.

ABC-CLIO; January 2016
432 pages; ISBN 9781440834417
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Title: Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes
Author: Lauren Rosewarne
 
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9781440834417