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Addressing the World: National Identity and Internet Country Code Domains Paperback – Import, 29 Sep 2003
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Addressing the World is a sophisticated look at a poorly understood, if key, aspect of the Internet. Erica Schlesinger Wass and her contributors do an excellent job of delineating the political and commercial forces that shape a global medium in a world still dominated by nation states. -- Robert Teitelman, editor-in-chief of The Deal, The Daily Deal, and Thedeal.com This volume provides the next generation of scholars with a useful base of international information on which to chart the politics and commodification of the Internet. Its information and detail are a welcome contribution to the field. It challenges assumptions about not only how the Internet operates but also what its naming conventions mean for issues of local and national identity, for access to free and uncensored communication capabilities, and for matters of political-and commercial-expression. * The Information Society * This book offers a fresh and insightful perspective on the Internet and its implications for life in the global village. Taking an international perspective, the chapters provide a combination of original research and theory to explain the nature and impact of the Internet on diverse populations around the world. I recommend this book as a must-read for those interested in either the Internet or its global consequences. -- John Pavlik, Rutgers University
About the Author
Erica Schlesinger Wass is a journalist and an attorney in New York City. She writes about the Internet and the social implications of its use and governance. In addition to being a lecturer in the Strategic Communications Program at Columbia University, Wass is a frequent classroom guest lecturer on Internet law issues.
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