Figures of Fantasy

Figures of Fantasy

Authors : Susanna Paasonen
Publisher : Peter Lang
Published Date : 2005
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Catagory : Social Science, Technology & Engineering
ISBN-13 : 9780820476070
Page : 302 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Figures of Fantasy

Figures of Fantasy explores the popularization of the idea of the Internet as a ¬ęcyberspace¬Ľ and considers the implications this has for discussions of gender and identity. The book analyzes the standard figures used to conceptualize and explain technology and gender, and traces the ways in which these concepts have served to create the figure of the Internet as a cyberspace – a manner of thinking that has come to dominate Internet research internationally, making visible its historicity, limitations, and implications. Figures of Fantasy offers an innovative theoretical approach to Internet research, and provides a highly original, systematic critique of the canonical works in the field.