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Connecting the Dots: What Caused Divergence?

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Philip Makarem, and Taner Osman

in The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The sources of economic divergence lie in their divergent levels and types of economic specialization. Specialization is caused by many forces, including lucky breakthroughs in technology, particular ... More


Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Valerie Anishchenkova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748643400
eISBN:
9781474406321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study of Arab autobiographical discourse investigates various modes of cultural identity which have emerged in Arab societies in the last 40 years. During this period, autobiographical texts ... More


Postcolonial Perspectives on the Cultures of Latin America and Lusophone Africa

Robin Fiddian (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235668
eISBN:
9781846313851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313851
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This collection of critical essays investigates an emergent and increasingly important field of cultural production in Latin America: cyberliterature and cyberculture in their varying manifestations, ... More


The Cultural Context of Scientology

William Sims Bainbridge

in Scientology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331493
eISBN:
9780199852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331493.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter charts Scientology's cultural origins and affinities based on extensive data from participant observation, historical documents, questionnaire survey research, and other sources of ... More


Virtual Tradition: On the Internet as a Folk System

Simon J. Bronner

in Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134062
eISBN:
9780813135885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134062.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that the Internet has not displaced tradition but instead given rise to digital forms of folklore. A user-oriented folk Web may be said to active, especially among youth, that is ... More


Information and Resistance: Deleuze, the Virtual and Cybernetics

John Marks

in Deleuze and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623419
eISBN:
9780748652389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter aims to bring out some important distinctions between the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and what has come to be known as cybertheory or cyberculture. It suggests that it is ... More


From Online BL Fandom to the CCTV <i>Spring Festival Gala</i>: The Transforming Power of Online Carnival

Shuyan Zhou

in Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390809
eISBN:
9789888390441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Regarding the question of politics and play in Chinese Internet culture, this chapter re-examines particular effects of netizens’ carnival practices, as well as the complex interactions and ... More


Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Claire Taylor and Thea Pitman (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book investigates an emergent and increasingly important field of cultural production in Latin America: cyberliterature and cyberculture in their varying manifestations, including blogs and ... More


What Does My Avatar Say About Me? Autobiographical Cyber-writing and Postmodern Identity

Valerie Anishchenkova

in Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748643400
eISBN:
9781474406321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines one of the newest modes of life-writing – personal internet blogs. Cyber-writing, in its increasing diversity of form, offers perhaps the most dynamic mode of autobiographical ... More


Introduction

Claire Taylor and Thea Pitman

in Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462.002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book concentrates on Latin American cyberculture, emphasising Latin American cyberliterature. It suggests that Latin American Internet users do not conceive of themselves as passive recipients ... More


Cyborgs, Cities, and Celluloid: Memory Machines in Two Latin American Cyborg Films

Geoffrey Kantaris

in Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462.004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyses a key figure of cyberculture — the cyborg — and its manifestation in two recent Latin American films. It demonstrates how the cyborg functions as a microcosm of the cultural ... More


Body, Nation, and Identity: Guillermo Gómez-Peña's Performances on the Web

Niamh Thornton

in Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462.007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a leading figure in Latin American cyberculture whose Netart straddles both political and cultural expression. It describes how Gómez-Peña investigates ... More


Posthumansm in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges

Stefan Herbrechter and Ivan Callus

in Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462.011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses Jorge Luis Borges as a major literary precursor of contemporary posthumanist cyberliterature. It argues that Borges' speculative fictions and other prose writings provide ... More


Concluson: Latin American Identity and Cyberspace

Claire Taylor and Thea Pitman

in Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462.018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter presents concluding remarks on Latin American identity and cyberspace. It has been clearly shown that there are neo-colonialist assumptions that are fundamental to many of the ... More


Ghanaians Online and the Innovation of 419 Scams

Jenna Burrell

in Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017367
eISBN:
9780262301459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017367.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter explores the growing trend among urban Ghanaian youths to interact with foreigners over the Internet and establish extensive contacts. The youth of Accra repeatedly visits Internet cafés ... More


Junkware

Thierry Bardini

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667505
eISBN:
9781452946580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667505.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Are we made of junk? This book believes we are. Examining an array of cybernetic structures from genetic codes to communication networks, it explores the idea that most of culture and nature, ... More


All Tail: Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind

Thierry Bardini

in Junkware

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667505
eISBN:
9781452946580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667505.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the metaphysics and ethics of posthumanity through Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s 1980 book A Thousand Plateaus, which claims that societies are moving into the era of the ... More


Two Paradigms of Civic Information

Chris Wells

in The Civic Organization and the Digital Citizen: Communicating Engagement in a Networked Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190203610
eISBN:
9780190203658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203610.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter builds on the foundation offered by Chapter 1 to offer a theoretical account of changes underway in many citizens’ experiences and expectations of civic information. To do so it ... More


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