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Internet Research Annual

Selected Papers from the Association of Internet Researchers Conferences 2000-2002, Volume 1


Mia Consalvo, Nancy Baym, Jeremy Hunsinger and Klaus Bruhn Jensen

Internet Research Annual offers a selection of the best work presented at the first three conferences of the Association of Internet Researchers, and provides a useful overview of the cutting-edge in Internet studies. Established scholars and new researchers address issues such as communities on/off line, the Internet as a methodological tool and space for research, and the places, politics, and policies of the Internet, creating a volume that comprehensively covers the field of Internet research. Also included are a brief history of the organization, a list of previously published papers from the conferences, and works by several of the keynote speakers including Phil Agre, Barbara Warnick, Bill Dutton, Sheizaf Rafaeli, Susan Herring, Robin Mansell, and much more.
Contents: Mia Consalvo: Internet Research: There and Back Again – Steve Jones: Imagining an Association – Klaus Bruhn Jensen/Monica Murero: Section One: The Internet as an Area of Research – Dan L. Burk: Legal Consequences of the Cyberspatial Metaphor – Philip E. Agre: Internet Research: For and Against – Barbara Warnick: Dangerous Futures: Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Argument – William H. Dutton: Out of the Dot-com Bubble: A New Opportunity for Internet Research – Sheizaf Rafaeli: Constructs in the Storm – Susan C. Herring: Online Communication: Through the Lens of Discourse – Michael Nentwich: Cyberscience, Methodology, and Research Substance – Irene Berkowitz: The Effects of New Communication and Information Technologies on Academic Research Paradigms – Charles Ess: The Cathedral or the Bazaar? The AoIR Document on Internet Research Ethics as an Exercise in Open Source Ethics – Nancy Baym/Jeremy Hunsinger: Section Two: Places, Politics, and Policies of the Internet – Alain d’Iribarne: «IMAGINE»: A Structural Analysis of the Use of the Internet by Households in Four European Towns – James Witte/John Ryan: Musical Taste and Sociability: Evidence from Survey2000 – Gitte Stald: Global Reach, Local Roots: Young Danes and the Internet – Doreen Starke-Meyerring: Questing on the Global Stage: Brain Gain, Market Gain, and the Rhetoric of the Internet in German and U.S. Higher Education Policy – David Palfreyman: Learning to Use ICTs in a Gulf Arab Context – Karen Gustafson: Virtual Consumption: The Commercial Discourse of the Web – Christopher Bodnar: Redlining and Redefining High-Speed Internet Access: Policy, Practice, and Patchwork in Urban Development – Robin Mansell: The Internet, Capitalism, and Policy – Philip N. Howard/Tema J. Milstein: Spiders, Spam, and Spyware: New Media and the Market for Political Information – John Logie/Leslie Regan Shade: Section Three: Net / Working Communities – Smiljana Antonijevic: Virtual Otherness: An Example of In-Group and Out-Group Online Interaction in Yugoslavia During the NATO Bombing – Nils Zurawski: Because It’s Important and Out There: From Real-Life Identity to Virtual Ethnicities – Stine Gotved: Newsgroup Interaction as Urban Life – Jan Fernback: Community as Commodity: Empowerment and Consumerism on the Web – Shani Orgad: Just Do It! The Online Communication of Breast Cancer as a Practice of Empowerment – Sorin Adam Matei: The Internet’s «Magnifying Glass» Effect on Offline Ties in the General Social Survey – Andrea Kavanaugh/Joseph Schmitz: Talking in Lists: The Consequences of Computer-Mediated Communication on Communities – T. L. Taylor: The Social Design of Virtual Worlds: Constructing the User and Community through Code.