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Book reviews Steven G. Jones (ed.) (1995) CyberSociety; Computer-mediated Communication and Community. London: Sage. ISBN: 0-8039-5677-0 (pbk.) 241 pp. Rob Shields (ed.) (1996) Cultures of Internet. Virtual Spaces, Real Histories, Living Bodies. London: Sage. ISBN: 0*8039-7519-8 (pbk.) 196 pp. The Internet has not only been 'discovered' and embraced by the general public, commercial and private, but also by social science researchers. The recent theme issue of the Journal of Communication devoted to the Internet, co-produced and published by the Journal of Computer^Mediated Communication, is a formal declaration of this academic awareness.1 The central message of these two theme issues is a plea for more concerted scientific investigation of Internet activity. Other journals - Media, Culture and Society, and Javnost/The Public - have also devoted considerable space recently to the relation and impact of the Internet on democratic practices. Book-length scholarly treatments are less numerous, but there is every reason to expect a flood of titles before the year is out. Sage Publications has already released two edited volumes concerned with the Internet and computer-mediated communication (CMC), and they are the subjects of this review. CyberSociety; Computer^mediated Communication and Community was Communications 21 (1996)2 and personal action, examples do ex- network http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Communications de Gruyter

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Communications , Volume 21 (2) – Jan 1, 1996

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Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 by the
ISSN
0341-2059
eISSN
1613-4087
DOI
10.1515/comm.1996.21.2.243
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Steven G. Jones (ed.) (1995) CyberSociety; Computer-mediated Communication and Community. London: Sage. ISBN: 0-8039-5677-0 (pbk.) 241 pp. Rob Shields (ed.) (1996) Cultures of Internet. Virtual Spaces, Real Histories, Living Bodies. London: Sage. ISBN: 0*8039-7519-8 (pbk.) 196 pp. The Internet has not only been 'discovered' and embraced by the general public, commercial and private, but also by social science researchers. The recent theme issue of the Journal of Communication devoted to the Internet, co-produced and published by the Journal of Computer^Mediated Communication, is a formal declaration of this academic awareness.1 The central message of these two theme issues is a plea for more concerted scientific investigation of Internet activity. Other journals - Media, Culture and Society, and Javnost/The Public - have also devoted considerable space recently to the relation and impact of the Internet on democratic practices. Book-length scholarly treatments are less numerous, but there is every reason to expect a flood of titles before the year is out. Sage Publications has already released two edited volumes concerned with the Internet and computer-mediated communication (CMC), and they are the subjects of this review. CyberSociety; Computer^mediated Communication and Community was Communications 21 (1996)2 and personal action, examples do ex- network

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Communicationsde Gruyter

Published: Jan 1, 1996

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