Abstract - The Information Society 21(4)

Science and Technology Studies Approaches to Internet Research

John Monberg

The field of Science and Technology Studies provides three landmarks useful for orienting the loose constellation of intellectual projects pursued under the rubric of Internet Research. Interdisciplinarity, networks, and politics offer a foundation from which social change and progress can be assessed. These landmarks can help to examine the rapid change, micro and macro connections, the constraints and possibilities for self organization that stand to reconfigure the substance of power, class, and culture associated with the adoption of new communication technologies.


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