The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies

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Internet Studies has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary fields to emerge over the last decade. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies has been designed to provide a valuable resource for academics and students in this area, bringing together leading scholarly perspectives on how the Internet has been studied and how the research agenda should be pursued in the future. The Handbook aims to focus on Internet Studies as an emerging field, each chapter seeking to provide a synthesis and critical assessment of the research in a particular area. Topics covered include social perspectives on the technology of the Internet, its role in everyday life and work, implications for communication, power, and influence, and the governance and regulation of the Internet. The Handbook is a landmark in this new interdisciplinary field, not only helping to strengthen research on the key questions, but also shape research, policy, and practice across many disciplines that are finding the Internet and its political, economic, cultural, and other societal implications increasingly central to their own key areas of inquiry.For example, network neutrality papers focus primarily on last mile and home Internet use. ... networks owned and operated by private telecommunications companies (e.g. British Telecom, Korea Telecom, Verizon, ATaamp;T, Comcast). ... of miles of transmission facilities, including terrestrial fiber optics, microwave facilities, submarine fiber cable, and satellite links. ... Problems with peering and transit agreements, not just problems with physical architecture, can produce network outages.

Title:The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies
Author:William H. Dutton
Publisher:OUP Oxford - 2013-01-10


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