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The Cultural Imaginary of the Internet: Virtual Utopias and Dystopias

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Publication date2014
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages114
ISBN (Electronic)9781137436696
ISBN (Print)9781349493562
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Contemporary culture offer contradictory views of the internet and new media technologies, painting them in extremes of optimistic enthusiasm and pessimistic concern. This book explores such representations, uncovering the roots of our cultural responses to the internet, centred upon a profoundly ambivalent reaction to technological modernity.