International Handbook of Internet Research

  • Jeremy Hunsinger
  • Lisbeth Klastrup
  • Matthew Allen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Naomi S. Baron
    Pages 1-21
  3. Matthijs den Besten, Paul A. David, Ralph Schroeder
    Pages 65-96
  4. Geoffrey C. Bowker, Karen Baker, Florence Millerand, David Ribes
    Pages 97-117
  5. Dan L. Burk
    Pages 135-146
  6. Julie-Anne Carroll, Marcus Foth, Barbara Adkins
    Pages 147-158
  7. Sean Cubitt
    Pages 159-170
  8. Nicola Döring
    Pages 171-185
  9. Anders Fagerjord
    Pages 187-200
  10. Suely Fragoso, Alberto Efendy Maldonado
    Pages 201-215
  11. Susan C. Herring
    Pages 233-249
  12. Janine S. Hiller
    Pages 251-265
  13. Jeremy Hunsinger
    Pages 267-278
  14. Andrea Kavanaugh, Manuel A. Perez-Quinones, John C. Tedesco, William Sanders
    Pages 279-294
  15. Lisbeth Klastrup
    Pages 309-323
  16. Robin Mansell, Evangelia Berdou
    Pages 341-361
  17. Graham Meikle
    Pages 363-377
  18. B. Paige Miller, Ricardo Duque, Meredith Anderson, Marcus Antonius Ynalvez, Antony Palackal, Dan-Bright S. Dzorgbo et al.
    Pages 379-394
  19. Bonnie Nardi, Justin Harris
    Pages 395-410
  20. Michele Willson
    Pages 493-505
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 523-622

About this book


This handbook, the first of its kind, is a detailed introduction to the numerous academic perspectives we can apply to the study of the internet as a political, social and communicative phenomenon. Covering both practical and theoretical angles, established researchers from around the world discuss everything: the foundations of internet research appear alongside chapters on understanding and analyzing current examples of online activities and artifacts. The material covers all continents and explores in depth subjects such as networked gaming, economics and the law.

The sheer scope and breadth of topics examined in this volume, which ranges from on-line communities to e-science via digital aesthetics, are evidence that in today’s world, internet research is a vibrant and mature field in which practitioners have long since stopped considering the internet as either an utopian or dystopian "new" space, but instead approach it as a medium that has become an integral part of our everyday culture and a natural mode of communication.


Internet Internet research MMOG blogs cyberculture cyberinfrastructure digital aesthetics e-science governance information society network culture network society new media online communities newsproduction online communication virtual soci

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeremy Hunsinger
    • 1
  • Lisbeth Klastrup
    • 2
  • Matthew Allen
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Political ScienceVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.AtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Fac. Media, Society & CultureCurtin UniversityBentleyAustralia

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