PART I. PERSPECTIVES ON THE INTERNET AND WEB AS OBJECTS OF STUDY; PART II. LIVING IN A NETWORK SOCIETY; PART III. CREATING AND WORKING IN A GLOBAL NETWORK ECONOMY; PART IV. COMMUNICATION, POWER, AND INFLUENCE IN A CONVERGING MEDIA WORLD; PART V. GOVERNING AND REGULATING THE INTERNET
William H. Dutton is Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College. Before coming to Oxford in 2002, Bill was a Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, where he continues an affiliation as Emeritus Professor. In the UK, Bill was a Fulbright Scholar, then National Director of the UK's Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT), and founding director of the OII during its first decade (2002-2011), for which he was awarded a lifetime achievement award. He has authored or edited a number of influential books on the social dynamics of the Internet and related information and communication technologies, including Society on the Line (OUP 1999).
In this ever-extending frame, iThe Oxford Handbook of Internet Studiesr aims to provide an authoritative synthesis and critical assessment of the research in this emerging area of scholarship. * Monika Zalnieriute, Computer Law and Security Review *