Internet in Everyday Life by Barry Wellman
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Internet in Everyday Life
By Barry Wellman

The Internet in Everyday Life

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Internet in Everyday Life by Barry Wellman

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"The Internet in Everyday Life" brings together many pioneering studies that systematically investigate how being online fits into everyday lives. Until now, the Internet has been treated and discussed as detached from daily life, occupying some separate sphere of social endeavour. This collection of original articles from leading scholars in North America, Asia, and Europe moves discussion of the Internet closer to home, showing how the Internet does not exist 'out there' but is instead an integral part of daily work and home life. Contributors show who is on the Internet and what they are doing there. They debate whether the Internet adds to or detracts from the well-being of individuals, communities, and societies. They demonstrate how the Internet affects friendship, social capital, social support, civic involvement, school, work, and shopping.They reveal the extent to which the Internet is supporting new forms of human relationships, and describe what gets dropped and strained when Internet hours are added to already full schedules. This book goes beyond speculation to provide solid findings. Articles in this book are informed by results from surveys, interviews, and ethnographic data about behaviour on and with the Internet. Taken as a whole, this considered body of evidence should raise the level of debate about the impact of the Internet and raises serious questions about the popular myth that Internet use increases social alienation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631235071
ISBN-10: 0631235078
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 158mm x 38mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Internet in Everyday Life by Barry Wellman Internet in Everyday Life, Paperback (November 2002)

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Author Biography - Barry Wellman

Barry Wellman learned to keypunch in 1965 and started chatting online in 1976. Now the head of the University of Toronto's NetLab, he's a leading scholar of cybersociety, community, and social network analysis. Prof. Wellman has pioneered understanding of both communities and computer networks as social networks. He founded the International Network for Social Network Analysis, chaired the Community section of the American Sociological Association, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Association for Internet Research. He's written more than 200 articles and edited two other books. His website has received 20,000 hits in three years. Caroline Haythornthwaite is a faculty member at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is also Coordinator of the Undergraduate Minor in Information Technology Studies. Before returning to full-time study, she spent over 10 years in software development as a programmer, systems analyst, and software development manager. Her research focuses on how people work and learn together at a distance via computer technology and the Internet, and examines what combinations of computer media, and work and social communications build ties and social networks online. Current projects include examination of learning networks and community ties among distance learners, and processes of knowledge co-construction among members of distributed research teams.

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