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The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories

Edited by: Gerard Goggin , Mark McLelland

Print publication date:  February  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138812161
eBook ISBN: 9781315748962
Adobe ISBN: 9781317607656

10.4324/9781315748962
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The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories brings together research on the diverse Internet histories that have evolved in different regions, language cultures and social contexts across the globe. While the Internet is now in its fifth decade, the understanding and formulation of its histories outside of an anglophone framework is still very much in its infancy. From Tunisia to Taiwan, this volume emphasizes the importance of understanding and formulating Internet histories outside of the anglophone case studies and theoretical paradigms that have thus far dominated academic scholarship on Internet history. Interdisciplinary in scope, the collection offers a variety of historical lenses on the development of the Internet: as a new communication technology seen in the context of older technologies; as a new form of sociality read alongside previous technologically mediated means of relating; and as a new media "vehicle" for the communication of content.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Imaginaries, Values, and Trajectories Download PDF
Chapter  2:  What’s “Culture” Got to do with it? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The State of the Internets Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Probing A Nation’s Web Domain Download PDF
Chapter  5:  From the Minitel to the Internet Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Emergence of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) Industry in Israel Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Evolution of the Internet in Mexico (1986–2016) Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Social Shaping of the Brazilian Internet Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The History of the Internet in Estonia and Poland Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Mapping a French Internet Experience Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Early Computer Networks in Japan, 1984–1994 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  A Brief History of the Taiwenese Internet Download PDF
Chapter  13:  H-Mail and the Early Configuration of Online User Culture in Korea Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Hi! Turkiye and Turkish BBS and Digital Cultures Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Rethinking Arabic Linguistics Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Social Imaginaries of the Internet in China Download PDF
Chapter  17:  “Porn Shock for Dons” (and other Stories from Welsh Pre-Web History) Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Gross National Happiness and Facebook Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Land of the Disconnected Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Mobile Communication in Myanmar Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Talking about Ourselves on the Japanese Digital Network Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Histories of Blogging Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Survival of the Most Flexible? National Social Media Services in Global Competition Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Towards the Social and Mobile Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Platforms, Practices, and Politics Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Online Advertising Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Contexts, Prospects, and Contradictions Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Cellphone and Internet Novels Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Where the Stakes are Higher Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Emergence of Vernacular Digital Music Cultures Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Histories of Internet Games and Play Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Digital Media and Socio-Political Change in the Arab Region Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Indonesia’s Internet Blueprint Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Histories of the Internet and Political Communication in Lusophone Africa Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Amplifying Cyberactions Download PDF
Chapter  36:  From Yulun (Public Opinion) to Yuqing (Public Intelligence) Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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