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Geek and Hacker Stories

Code, Culture and Storytelling from the Technosphere

Authors: Alleyne, Brian

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  • Brings contemporary geek communities and geek culture to life with media case studies, ethnography and narrative analysis
  • Opens up computer science by focusing on cultural and amateur practices of computing which counter both fantastical media coverage and the perceived hardship of serious engagement with computational systems
  • Provides a contribution to narrating and understanding computing that underlies nearly all societal operations
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Geeks, hackers and gamers share a common ‘geek culture’, whose members are defined and define themselves mainly in terms of technology and rationality. The members of geek culture produce and circulate stories to express who they are and to explain and justify what they do. Geek storytelling draws on plots and themes from the wider social and cultural context in which geeks live. The author surveys many stories of heated exchanges and techno-tribal conflicts that date back to the earliest days of personal computing, which construct the “self” and the “enemy”, and express and debate a range of political positions.

Geek and Hacker Stories will be of interest to students of digital social science and media studies. Both geeky and non-technical readers will find something of value in this account.




About the authors

Brian Alleyne is Lecturer at Goldsmiths University, UK.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95819-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95818-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geek and Hacker Stories
Book Subtitle
Code, Culture and Storytelling from the Technosphere
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95819-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95819-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95818-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 112
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