The Resource The cultural imaginary of the internet : virtual utopias and dystopias, Majid Yar

The cultural imaginary of the internet : virtual utopias and dystopias, Majid Yar

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The cultural imaginary of the internet : virtual utopias and dystopias
Title
The cultural imaginary of the internet
Title remainder
virtual utopias and dystopias
Statement of responsibility
Majid Yar
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary culture offer contradictory views of the internet and new media technologies, painting them in extremes of optimistic enthusiasm and pessimistic foreboding. While some view them as a repository of hopes for democracy, freedom and self-realisation, others consider these developments as sources of alienation, dehumanisation and danger. This book explores such representations, and situates them within the traditions of utopian and dystopian thought that have shaped the Western cultural imaginary. Ranging from ancient poetry to post-humanism, and classical sociology to science fiction, it uncovers the roots of our cultural responses to the internet, which are centred upon a profoundly ambivalent reaction to technological modernity. Majid Yar argues that it is only by better understanding our society's reactions to technological innovation that we can develop a balanced and considered response to the changes and challenges that the internet brings in its wake
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
302.23/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM851
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The cultural imaginary of the internet : virtual utopias and dystopias, Majid Yar
Publication
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unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Unravelling Utopias and Dystopias -- 2. The Techno-Scientific Utopias of Modernity: From Real to Virtual -- 3. Virtual Utopias and the Imaginary of the Internet -- 4. The Dystopian Worlds of Techno-Science -- 5. Virtual Dystopias and the Imaginary of the Internet -- 6. Beyond Virtual Utopias and Dystopias?
Control code
ocn880349015
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137436696
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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765712
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.b30880762
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880349015
  • pebco1137436697

Library Locations

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