Shaping e-access in the cybercafe: networks, boundaries and heterotopian innovation
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Shaping e-access in the cybercafe: networks, boundaries and heterotopian innovation. NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY, 5 (3). pp. 313-334. ISSN 1461-4448Full text not available from this repository.
The cybercafe is located as an innovative site of e-access emerging in the 1990s. Accounts of its novelty are reviewed. Its distinctiveness as a site linking the 'real' and the 'virtual' is theorized in terms of social networks and Foucault's concept of heterotopia. The growth and nature of cybercafes in the UK are investigated using data from a number of surveys. The detailed practices of a sample of cybercafes are examined using data from on-site interviews and observations. It is shown that the properties of a heterotopia are expressed in cybercafes, but to differing degrees explained by contrasting types of boundary-spanning practice. It argued that this analysis has implications for the future management and facilitation of e-access in cybercafes.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature|
|Journal or Publication Title:||NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 313-334|
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