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Overview of the transformative field of Internet Studies, and The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies, for students interested in this burgeoning field.

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Internet studies 13

  1. 1. Internet Studies: The Foundations of a Transformative Field Bill Dutton Oxford Internet Institute (OII) University of Oxford www.ox.ac.ukPresentation for Students and Faculty, Lisbon University Institute,Lisbon, Portugal, 10 April 2013.
  2. 2. Emergence of a Transitional Field
  3. 3. Objects of Internet Study
  4. 4. Questions About Technology, Use, and Policy
  5. 5. Technology Use (Context) PolicyWho shapes? Who shapes Who uses Who shapes design and (does not use) law and policy? implementa- in what ways? tion?Why? What goals Why such Their goals and(structures, and objectives patterns in objectives?cultures, … drive design particularshaping development contexts?choice)With what Do technical Do patterns of How isimplications for designs bias use support evolvingwhom? use and different ecology of law impacts? aims/groups? and policy shaping design and use?
  6. 6. Competing Perspectives on the Field
  7. 7. Two Conceptions of Internet Studies
  8. 8. A Transformative Field
  9. 9. The Future of Internet Studies
  10. 10. Number and Proportion of Internet Users by RegionSource: Internet World Stats- www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm. Penetration rates are based on a world population of6,930,055,154 and 2,267,233,742 estimated Internet users for December 31, 2011.
  11. 11. Internet Studies• 2000: Lawrence, Kansas, 200 participants• 2013: Worldwide Diffusionand Increasing Significancewith a Growing Number ofCentres for Teaching andResearch
  12. 12. Internet Studies• Dutton, W. H. (2013), ‘Internet Studies’ inDutton, W. H. (ed.), The Oxford Handbook ofInternet Studies. Oxford University Presshttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2231188• Peng, T. Q., Zhu, J. J. H., Zhang, L., & Zhong,Z. J. (2012). “Mapping the Landscape of InternetResearch: Text Mining of Social Science JournalArticles 2000–2009,” New Media & Society.DOI: 10.1177/1461444812462846.

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