The Networked Self in the Modulated Society

  • Julie E. Cohen


The theme of the book — global community, global archipelago or a new civility? — echoes a question that has often been posed about transformative new technologies:1 Will such technologies connect us or divide us? Will networked information technologies produce a new global cosmopolitanism characterized by enlightened tolerance and mutual recognition of common interest and common ground, or will they fragment civil society into discrete cultural enclaves animated by narrower and more tribal interests? Each view has its partisans, and since the early days of the Internet, the two have vied with each other for supremacy.


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