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The "New Empirics" in Internet Studies and Comparative Internet Policy

Flew, Terry (2002) The "New Empirics" in Internet Studies and Comparative Internet Policy. In Fibreculture Conference, 5th-8th December, 5th-8th December, Melbourne.

Abstract

There is a strong focus in recent Internet theory upon the empirical studies of Internet use and user communities. The application of empirical techniques such as ethnographic studies draws the attention to the ongoing significance of place, culture and institutional conditions of exisitence to practices of Internet use and online media consumption. The paper also looks at the comparative legal frameworks in which the Internet is accessed as this does impact upon Internet content.

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ID Code: 255
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Internet, use, users, user communities, law, culture, place, Research, methodology, ethnography, Empirical studies
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:21

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