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Cyberfutures : Culture and Politics on the Information Super Highway

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The colonization of cyberspace has been accompanied by the expected flood of travelogues and theme-park literature. The urgent need for a reflective, critical perspective is met by this volume of essays, contributed by authors from many countries and with a variety of viewpoints. The unifying theme is awareness of the complexity and unpredictability of the evoution of cyberspace, where radical innovations in technique and consciousness will occur within a framework of ongoing relations of power and domination.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 139.95 x 215.9 x 9.91mm | 222.26g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0745311210
  • 9780745311210
  • 2,170,839

About Ziauddin Sardar

Ziauddin Sardar is Visiting Professor of Science Policy at Middlesex University and consulting editor of the prestigious journal Futures. He is a prolific writer and is the author of Cultural Studies for Beginners, Barbaric Others: A Manifesto on Western Racism and editor, with Jerome Ravetz, of Cyberfutures: Culture and Politics on the Information Superhighway.Dr Jerry Ravetz is the author of the classic study, Scientific Knowledge and Social Problems, and the director of the Research Methods Consultancy. He has a particular interest in the history of ideas and the philosophy of science.show more

Table of contents

What's so special about the information revolution?, Jerry Ravets; the microcybernetics revolution - limits to growth?, G. Spencer; a new political paradigm lurking in cyberspace, Jay Kinney; being consoled - virtual nature and ecological consciousness, Nigel Clark; democratic franchise and the electronic frontier, Vivian Sobchack; alt.civilization.faq - cyberspace as the darker side of the West, Zia Sardar; welcome to cyberia - notes on the anthropology of cyberculture, Arturo Escobar.show more

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