Monday, August 22, 2011

Borrowing more books.

I read the first chapter or preface and introduction to these books so far since borrowing more books.
Wellman, Barry. ed. Networks in the Global Village: Life in contemporary communities (Boulder: Co: Westview, 1999).
This editor often challenges the commonly held assumptions about networks and also challenges the negative views about the Internet. I have met him and studied much of his materials.
McLean, Scott L., Schultz, David S. and Steger, Manfred. Social Capital: Critical perspectives on community and "Bowling Alone" (New York: New York, 2002).
This book contains essays that critique Robert Putnam's "Bowling Alone" book and article.
Arneil, Barbara. Diverse Communities: The problem with social capital
The author brings a view of justice from feminist and cultural minorites to the thesis of Robert Putnam's "Bowling Alone", that civic society is on the decline claiming that the previous civil society Putnam sees as eroding may not have been of benefit to cultural minorties.
Wellman, Barry and Haythornwaite, Caroline. eds.The Internet in Everyday Life (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2002).
This book added academic reason and research to Internet writing that helped guide Internet research forward.

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