HomeEasy to StartB.Tech Semester VIIIHS 408 Sociology of Cyberspace

Orientations: information age, perspectives of information society; Social impact of
information technology: global village, surveillance, computer literacy, information
versus knowledge, netizens versus citizens; Cyber sociology: cybernetics and
socialization, identity and anonymity, order and deviance, co-operation and
conflict, emergence of cyber society; Cyber culture: cultural politics of cyber
space, political economy in cyber space, spirituality and cyberspace, cyber ethics
and law, cyber crime, cyber relations, social implications of cyber culture on
society.

Texts:

1. P. Nayar, Virtual Worlds, Sage Publications: London, 2004.

2.D.Tofts, A.Jonson and A. Cavallaro ed., Prefiguring Cyber Culture: An
Intellectual History, MIT Press: New York, 2003.

References:

1. M. Castells, The Rise of Network Society, Blackwell: Oxford, 1996.

2. G. Lelia, Communication, Technology and Society, Sage Publications: New
Delhi, 2001.

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