Table of contents

  1. Jeremy Hunsinger
  2. Jeremy Hunsinger
  3. Quinn DuPont
  4. Gabriele de Seta
  5. Mohammed IBAHRINE
  6. Johan Farkas, Christina Neumayer
  7. Radhika Gajjala, Kaitlyn Wauthier
  8. Jeremy Hunsinger
  9. Ralph Schroeder, Niels Brügger, Josh Cowls
  10. Jakob Linaa Jensen, Peter B. Vahlstrup, Anja Bechmann
  11. Jeremy Hunsinger
  12. E. Gabriella Coleman
  13. Malene Charlotte Larsen, Pirkko Raudaskoski
  14. Mathieu O’Neil, Robert Ackland

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.Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Bldg. 209, 3rd FloorCurtin UniversityBentleyAustralia
  3. 3.IT University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature B.V. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-1202-4