david.silver on 5 Aug 2000 06:58:57 -0000

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<nettime> new reviews in cyberculture (august 2000)

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New Book Reviews in Cyberculture Studies

Each month, the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies (RCCS)
<otal.umd.edu/~rccs/> publishes two or three full-length book reviews. 
The reviews reflect a modest attempt to locate critically various
contours of the emerging and interdisciplinary field of cyberculture
studies. To date, RCCS has reviewed over 60 books, covering a range of
topics, from online culture, communities, and identities to hypertext,
digital literacy, and artificial intelligence to Internet policy, the
digital divide, and online privacy.  

This month, RCCS features five reviews of three books. We begin with two
reviews (by Mark Andrejevic and M. Michael Schiff) of "Machinic 
Modulations: New Cultural Theory & Technopolitics," a special issue of
*Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities* edited by John
Armitage, followed by a rejoinder from Armitage. Next is a review by
Bishop of Paul N. Edwards' *The Closed World: Computers and the Politics
of Discourse in Cold War America* (MIT Press, 1996). Finally, we feature
two reviews (by Dan Orr and Andrew Hess) of Lawrence Lessig's *Code and
Other Laws of Cyberspace* (Basic Books, 1999).

Forthcoming books to be reviewed include Zillah Eisenstein's *Global
Obscenities: Patriarchy, Capitalism, and the Lure of Cyberfantasy* and
Anne B. Keating with Joseph Hargitai's *The Wired Professor: A Guide to 
Incorporating the World Wide Web in College Instruction*.

If you or your colleagues have any interest in reviewing books for RCCS,
contact us directly at <rccs@otal.umd.edu>. Please feel free to forward
this message.

david silver

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