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Cyberreader, Abridged Edition (a Longman Topics Reader)

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Publisher Comments:

“Longman Topics” are brief, attractive readers on a single, complex, but compelling topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.

The reader is organized into five main areas: Cyberspace and Virtual Reality; Virtual Identities; Sexual-Racial Politics; Digital Piracy; and Retrospection. A broad range of authors with a variety of viewpoints are included.

Anyone interested in learning about various viewpoints surrounding cyber culture.

Synopsis:

Part of the “Longman Topics” reader series, CyberReader, Abridged Edition, explores today¿s hottest topics and the increasingly important role that new technologies play in society. The selections range from the scholarly to the popular and include subjects such as virtual reality, racial and sexual politics, and digital piracy.

Table of Contents

1. Cyberspace and Virtual Reality.

Benjamin Woolley, “Cyberspace.”

Michael Heim, “VR101.”

Richard Thieme, “Stalking the UFO Meme.”

2. Virtual Identities.

Sherry Turkle, “Identity Crisis.”

Timoth Leary, “The Cyberpunk: Individual as Reality Pilot.”

Timoth Leary, (chart, “Evolution of Countercultures”).

Howard Rheingold, “Smart Mobs: The Power of the Mobile Many.”

3. Sexual-Racial Politics.

Allucquere Rosanne Stone, “In Novel Conditions: The Cross-Dressing Psychiatrist.”

Dinty W. Moore, “The Night Thoreau Had Cybersex; Or, Once You're On, How Do You Get Off?”

Lisa Nakamura, “Race In/For Cyberspace: Identity Tourism and Racial Passing on the Internet.”

Julian Dibbell, “A Rape in Cyberspace.”

4. Digital Piracy (Hackers/Crackers, Intellectual Property).

Robert S. Boynton, “The Tyranny of Copyright?”

Steve Schear, “COPYLEFT: Rethinking Intellectual Property in the Digital Age.”

Critical Art Ensemble, “Utopian Plagiarism, Hypertextuality, and Electronic Cultural Production.”

Kevin Kelly, “Where Music Will Be Coming From.”

5. Retrospection.

Sherry Turkle, “Virtuality and Its Discontents.”

John Schwartz, “Sorting the Reality From the Virtual.”

Clive Thompson, “Connected Again: Questions for Kevin Mitnick.”

Dear Abby, “E-Mail Breaks Her Heart.”

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321272492
Other:
Vitanza, Victor J.
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Other:
Vitanza, Victor J.
Author:
Vitanza, Victor J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Longman Topics Series
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.6 in 290 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Beginning and Reference
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
Reference » Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by , Part of the “Longman Topics” reader series, CyberReader, Abridged Edition, explores today¿s hottest topics and the increasingly important role that new technologies play in society. The selections range from the scholarly to the popular and include subjects such as virtual reality, racial and sexual politics, and digital piracy.
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