The Cultural Imaginary of the Internet

Virtual Utopias and Dystopias

Authors: Yar, M.

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Contemporary culture offer contradictory views of the internet and new media technologies, painting them in extremes of optimistic enthusiasm and pessimistic concern. This book explores such representations, uncovering the roots of our cultural responses to the internet, centred upon a profoundly ambivalent reaction to technological modernity.

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Majid Yar is Professor of Sociology at the University of Hull, UK. He has researched and published widely in the areas of crime & deviance studies, media & popular culture, and social & criminological theory.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Unravelling Utopias and Dystopias

    Yar, Majid

    Pages 1-11

  • The Techno-Scientific Utopias of Modernity: From Real to Virtual

    Yar, Majid

    Pages 12-26

  • Virtual Utopias and the Imaginary of the Internet

    Yar, Majid

    Pages 27-46

  • The Dystopian Worlds of Techno-Science

    Yar, Majid

    Pages 47-57

  • Virtual Dystopias and the Imaginary of the Internet

    Yar, Majid

    Pages 58-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cultural Imaginary of the Internet
Book Subtitle
Virtual Utopias and Dystopias
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43669-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137436696
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43668-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49356-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 114
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