Folklore and the Internet Vernacular Expression in a Digital World
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Description: Folklore and the Internet is a pioneering examination of the folkloric qualities of the World Wide Web, e-mail, and related digital media. It shows that folk culture, sustained by a new and evolving vernacular, has been a key, since the Internet's beginnings, to language, practice, and interaction online. Users of many sorts continue to develop the Internet as a significant medium for generating, transmitting, documenting, and preserving folklore.
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 9/9/2009
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Introduction Toward a Conceptual Framework for the Study of Folklore and the Internet|
|Guardians of the Living: Characterization of Missing Women on the Internet|
|The End of the Internet: A Folk Response to the Provision of Infinite Choice|
|The Forward as Folklore: Studying E-Mailed Humor|
|Epistemology, the Sociology of Knowledge, and the Wikipedia Userbox Controversy|
|Crusading on the Vernacular Web: The Folk Beliefs and Practices of Online Spiritual Warfare|
|Ghosts in the Machine: Mourning the MySpace Dead|
|Public Folklore in Cyberspace|
|Appendix: Webography of Public Folklore Resources|
|About the Contributors|