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Title The World Wide Web and contemporary cultural theory / edited by Andrew Herman & Thomas Swiss.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2000.

Subject Culture.
World Wide Web -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Mass media and culture.
Alt Name Herman, Andrew, 1957-
Swiss, Thomas, 1952-
Description 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-296) and index.
Contents The World Wide Web as magic, metaphor, and power / Thomas Swiss and Andrew Herman -- So much for the magic of technology and the free market : the World Wide Web and the corporate media system / Robert McChesney -- Webs of myth and power : connectivity and the new computer technopolis / Vincent Mosco -- Webs of conspiracy / Jodi Dean -- "Red alert!" : rhetorics of the World Wide Web and "friction free" capitalism / Andrew Herman and John H. Sloop -- Yo-ho-ho and a server of warez : Internet software piracy and the new global information economy / David Tetzlaff -- Shit happens : numerology, destiny, and control on the Web / Sean Cubitt -- Hypertext links : the ethic of the index and its space-time effects / Rob Shields -- The economy of cyberpromotion : awards on the World Wide Web / Greg Elmer -- The bias of the Web / Steven Jones -- Baud girls and cargo cults : a story about celebrity, community, and profane illumination on the Web / Theresa M. Senft -- Literacy beyond books : reading when all the world's a web / Nancy Kaplan -- Cultural technologies and the "evolution" of technological cultures / Jody Berland -- Error 404 : doubting the Web / Stuart Moulthrop.
ISBN 0415925010
0415925029 (pbk.)
OCLC # 44446371
Table of Contents
 Introduction: The World Wide Web as Magic, Metaphor, and Power / Thomas Swiss, Andrew Herman1
1So Much for the Magic of Technology and the Free Market: The World Wide Web and the Corporate Media System / Robert McChesney5
2Webs of Myth and Power: Connectivity and the New Computer Technopolis / Vincent Mosco37
3Webs of Conspiracy / Jodi Dean61
4"Red Alert!": Rhetorics of the World Wide Web and "Friction Free" Capitalism / Andrew Herman, John H. Sloop77
5Yo-Ho-Ho and a Server of Warez: Internet Software Piracy and the New Global Information Economy / David Tetzlaff99
6Shit Happens: Numerology, Destiny, and Control on the Web / Sean Cubitt127
7Hypertext Links: The Ethic of the Index and Its Space-Time Effects / Rob Shields145
8The Economy of Cyberpromotion: Awards on the World Wide Web / Greg Elmer161
9The Bias of the Web / Steven Jones171
10Baud Girls and Cargo Cults: A Story about Celebrity, Community, and Profane Illumination on the Web / Theresa M. Senft183
11Literacy Beyond Books: Reading When All the World's a Web / Nancy Kaplan207
12Cultural Technologies and the "Evolution" of Technological Cultures / Jody Berland235
13Error 404: Doubting the Web / Stuart Moulthrop259

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