Internet Research Annual

Selected Papers from the Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2003, Volume 2

by Mia Consalvo (Volume editor) Matthew Allen (Volume editor)
©2005 Conference proceedings XXV, 205 Pages
Series: Digital Formations, Volume 20


This collection brings together the most interesting and outstanding papers from the Internet Research Conference held in Toronto in 2003. Taken individually, each paper makes an important contribution to the emerging field of Internet research, but the collection as a whole presents key perspectives on the most significant directions in the field. In particular, the papers discuss how we must now consider the relationship of Internet-based activities to those «offline», rather than concentrating exclusively on the virtual. Papers advance important ideas and present research findings in relation to information theory, the Internet at home, theorizing time and the Internet, online activism, the digital divide, and more. This annual, the second in the series, demonstrates the vibrant and diverse nature of Internet scholarship fostered by the Association of Internet Researchers.


XXV, 205
ISBN (Softcover)
digital divide information theory online activism
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XXV, 205 pp.

Biographical notes

Mia Consalvo (Volume editor) Matthew Allen (Volume editor)

The Editors: Mia Consalvo is Assistant Professor in the School of Telecommunications at Ohio University. She is the executive editor of the AoIR Internet Research Annual series, and she has also edited the volume Women and Everyday Uses of the Internet: Agency and Identity (Lang, 2002) with Susanna Paasonen. She is currently writing a book on the role of cheating in the digital game industry. Matthew Allen is currently Associate Professor of Internet Studies at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. Program Chair for the 2003 AoIR conference from which this collection was drawn, Dr. Allen has most recently written about Internet policy in Australia and the development of broadband. He established the Internet Studies Program at Curtin and is now active in supervising doctoral students in this exciting transdisciplinary area.


Title: Internet Research Annual