WOMEN & INTERNET : CREATING NEW CULTURES IN CYBERSPACE

Author:

D.N. Prasad

Publisher:

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

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Publisher

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

9788175333437

ISBN-10 817533343X
Binding

Paper Back

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 269 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 21x14x1
Weight (grms) 338

Although the early settlements in cyberspace have tended to be male-dominated, diversity does exist on the Internet. In fact, a 1994-95 study revealed that women comprise 34% of Internet users. Feminism, as it came of age in the 1960s, often equated technoscience with the Vietnam War and with forces in opposition to nature and life. Postmodern feminist theory of the 1980s, on the other hand, can be called technomania rather than technophobia because it extolled the notion that technology was creating a race of cyborgs. 


Cyberspace is a medium of electronic communication used by individuals in technologically advanced contexts and countries in particular social configurations. Cyberspace is a new medium with slippery categories, and ways of thinking about one part of cyberspace (say, email) reflect ways of conceptualizing it as a whole. The predicaments of social life in physical space are replicated in cyberspace. Cyberpsace is an extension of physical space, and experiences in cyberspace as a matter of course spill over to physical space to affect an individual's physical and local life. Thus the images women choose and websites they build exemplify highly conventional roles and ideas women feel safe presenting before strangers.

D.N. Prasad

D N Prasad took his BA, MA degree in sociology and serving as teacher in Government College and is a member of some academic organisations and had translated and edited some works on sociology. At heart a social philosopher, he does not hesitate to accept the best of either the modern or the ancient discipline/knowledge.
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