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           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 07:53:13 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: [New Book] The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural
    Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power

    Greetings Humanist scholars,

    ((Hi, I thought --this might interest you --forwarded via Association of
    Internet Researchers <http://aoir.org> --with courtesy and thanks to Dr.
    Thomas Swiss. Thank you.--Arun))

    Date: 14 Jul 00 01:34:55 -0500
    From: "swiss@drake" <thomas.swiss@drake.edu>

    The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor,
    Power by Andrew Herman (Editor), Thomas Swiss (Editor)

    Paperback - 320 pages 1 edition (July 2000)
    Routledge; ISBN: 0415925029
    Other Editions: Hardcover
    Editorial Reviews

    Book Description
    The World Wide Web is the most well-known, celebrated, and promoted
    contemporary manifestation of "cyberspace." To date, however, most of the
    public discourse on the Web falls into the category of explanatory
    journalism -- the Web has remained largely unmapped in terms of
    contemporary cultural research. This book, however, begins that mapping by
    bringing together more than a dozen well-known scholars across the
    humanities and social sciences to explore the Web as a cultural technology
    characterized by a nexus of economic, political, social, and aesthetic
    forces. Engaging the thematic issues of the Web as a space where magic,
    metaphor, and power converge, the chapters cover such subjects as The Web
    and Corporate Media Systems, Conspiracy Theories and the Web; The Economy
    of Cyberpromotion, The Bias of the Web, The Web and Issues of Gender,and
    so on.

    Contributors: Jody Berland, Jodi Dean, Sean Cubitt, Greg Elmer, Andrew
    Herman, Steven Jones, Nancy Kaplan, Robert McChesney, Vincent Mosco,
    Stuart Moulthrop, Theresa Senft, Rob Shields, John Sloop, Thomas Swiss,
    and David Tetzlaff.

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