Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeremy Hunsinger
      Pages 3-6
    3. Joachim Allgaier
      Pages 7-27
    4. Marco T. Bastos
      Pages 29-46
    5. Chris Chesher
      Pages 105-125
    6. E. Gabriella Coleman
      Pages 145-166
    7. Gabriele de Seta
      Pages 167-183
    8. Radhika Gajjala, Kaitlyn Wauthier
      Pages 225-237
    9. Jeremy Hunsinger
      Pages 263-279
    10. Aske Kammer
      Pages 337-349
    11. Ulrike Klinger, Jakob Svensson
      Pages 367-380
    12. Leanne McRae, Katie Ellis, Mike Kent, Kathryn Locke
      Pages 413-429
    13. Mathieu O’Neil, Robert Ackland
      Pages 445-467
    14. Ralph Schroeder, Niels Brügger, Josh Cowls
      Pages 489-504
  3. Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
    2. Jeremy Hunsinger
      Pages 587-589
    3. Lucy M. Cradduck
      Pages 647-668
    4. Quinn DuPont
      Pages 691-705
    5. Johan Farkas, Christina Neumayer
      Pages 707-723
    6. Marcus Foth, Peta Mitchell, Carlos Estrada-Grajales
      Pages 725-746
    7. Jeremy Hunsinger
      Pages 767-784
    8. Mohammed Ibahrine
      Pages 785-798
    9. Jakob Linaa Jensen, Peter B. Vahlstrup, Anja Bechmann
      Pages 799-814
    10. Malene Charlotte Larsen, Pirkko Raudaskoski
      Pages 815-834
    11. Fiona Martin, Jonathon Hutchinson
      Pages 857-877

About this book


This Handbook is a detailed introduction to the numerous academic perspectives that 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.​ This Second International Handbook of Internet Research is an updated version of the first International Handbook of Internet Research that came out in 2010. Since then, the field has changed, and this new version retains a number of the key updated chapters from the first handbook, as well as completely new chapters.


citizen journalism cyberinfrastructures digital copyright information infrastructure internet aesthetics internet privacy internet security network sociality online activism virtual worlds visual iconic patterns web content analysis web search engines

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeremy Hunsinger
    • 1
  • Matthew M. Allen
    • 2
  • Lisbeth Klastrup
    • 3
  1. 1.Communication StudiesWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia
  3. 3.IT University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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