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2004: Volume 20

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Vol. 20, No. 1

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief Harmeet Sawhney


Entering the European Information Society: Four rural development projects [Abstract]
Pernilla Gripenberg and Ingjerd Skogseid withFrancesco Botto, Andrea Silli, and Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen

Conceptualising the ICT Artefact: Towards Understanding the Role of ICT in National Development [Abstract]
Maung K. Sein & G. Harindranath

National Information Infrastructures in Central and Eastern Europe: Perspectives from the Library Community [Abstract]
Nadia Caidi

History and Habit in the Mobilisation of ICT Resources [Abstract]
Angela Coco and Patricia Short


Uncertainty, Information and (Re)Organization
Bart Prakken


Cyberliteracy: Navigating the Internet with Awareness, by L. J. Gurak. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.
Reviewed by Larry J. Mikulecky

Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality, edited by Randall Packer and Ken Jordan. New York: Norton, 2001.
Reviewed by Carrie Heeter

Metal and Flesh, by Ollivier Dyens. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2001.
Reviewed by Philip E. Mirowski

Mechanizing Proof: Computing, Risk, and Trust, by D. MacKenzie. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2001.
Reviewed by Sal Restivo

Internet Telephony, edited by L.W. McKnight, W. Lehr, and D.D. Clark. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.
Reviewed by Phyllis Bernt

The Information Age: Technology, Learning and Exclusion in Wales, by N. Selwyn and S. Gorard. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002.
Reviewed by William Wresch

Critical Literacy in a Digital Era: Technology, Rhetoric, and the Public Interest, by Barbara Warnick. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.
Reviewed by Laura J. Gurak

Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing, by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.
Reviewed by Christina L. Ogan

Vol. 20, No. 2

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief Harmeet Sawhney


“In the technical vastness of the future, we can guess that surely the past was very different”
James Watt

Rob Kling Remembered: The Early Beginnings of Social Analysis of Computing in the URBIS Project.
Kenneth L. Kraemer

Sociological Rob: How Rob Kling Brought Computing and Sociology Together
Barry Wellman and Starr Roxanne Hiltz

Rob Kling and the Irvine School
John Leslie King


Software as Protest: the Unexpected Resiliency of U.S. Based DeCSS Posting and Linking [Abstract]
Kristin R. Eschenfelder and Anuj C. Desai

Information Systems and Non-Governmental Development Organisations: Advocacy, Organisational Learning, and Accountability [Abstract]
David Lewis and Shirin Madon

“Go Away”: Participant Objections to Being Studied and the Ethics of Chatroom Research [Abstract]
James M. Hudson and Amy Bruckman


Compelled Disclosure of Scientific Research Data
William Gardner


Critique of Information, by S. Lash. London: Sage Publications, 2002.
Reviewed by Leah Lievrouw

Global Media Governance: A Beginner’s Guide, by Sean O Siochru and Bruce Girard, with Amy Mahan. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
Reviewed by Ernest J. Wilson III

Managing the Human Side of Information Technology: Challenges and Solutions, edited by Edward Szewczak and Coral Snodgrass. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing, 2002.
Reviewed by Steve Sawyer

Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges, edited by A. Aggarwal. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing, 2000.
Reviewed by Noriko Hara

Vol. 20, No. 3

Letter from the Guest Editors Milton Mueller and Becky Lentz


Beyond Interests, Ideas, and Technology: An Institutional Approach to Communication and Information Policy [Abstract]
Hernan Galperin

Civil Society and the Shaping of Communications-Information Policy: Four Decades of Advocacy [Abstract]
Milton Mueller, Christiane Pagé, and Brenden Kuerbis

The Sources of Laws: Policy Dynamics in a Digital and Terrorized World [Abstract]
Ian Hosein

The World Summit on the Information Society & Civil Society Participation [Abstract]
Audrey Selian

Language Difference and Communication Policy in the Information Age [Abstract]
Kenton T. Wilkinson


Digital Developments in Higher Education: Theory and Practice, edited by Peter Roberts and Mark Chambers. Cambridge, UK: Taylor Graham Publishing, 2001, 190 pp., $55.00, ISBN 0-947568-78-6.
Reviewed by Bertram C. Bruce

Culture, Technology, Communication: Toward the Intercultural Global Village, edited by Charles Ess with Fay Sudweeks. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001. 355 pp., $26.95. ISBN 0-7914-5016-3.
Reviewed by Ewa Callahan

Virtuality Check: Power Relations and Alternative Strategies in the Information Society, by François Fortier. London & New York: Verso, 2001. vii + 145pp., $23/£16/C$34. ISBN: 1-85984-628-9.
Reviewed by Robert Davison

Gender & Community in the Social Construction of the Internet, by Leslie Regan Shade. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. viii + 152 pp., $24.95, ISBN 0-8204-5023-5.
Reviewed by Cheryl Knott Malone

Vol. 20, No. 4


Copyright and Commerce: The DMCA, Trusted Systems, and the Stabilization of Distribution [Abstract]
Tarleton Gillespie

The Mutual Shaping of Technology and Society in Videotex Newspapers: Beyond the Diffusion and Social Shaping Perspectives [Abstract]
Pablo J. Boczkowski

Universal Access in Developing Countries: A Particular Focus on Bangladesh [Abstract]
A.J.M. Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan

On the Margins of the ‘Information Society’: A Comparative Study of Mediation [Abstract]
Eevi Beck, Shirin Madon, and Sundeep Sahay


Evolution of Open Source Networks in Industry
Paul B. de Laat


The Internet in Everyday Life, edited by Barry Wellman and Caroline Haythornthwaite, with foreword by Howard Rheingold and preface by Manuel Castells. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2002. xxxviii + 586 pp., $29.95 paper. ISBN 0-631-23508-6.
Reviewed by Malcolm Brynin

Chinese Media, Global Contexts, edited by Chin-Chuan Lee. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. xii + 275 pp., $95.00 cloth. ISBN 0-415-30334-6.
Reviewed by Hao Xiaoming

Competition for Technology Leadership: EU Policy for High Technology, by Johan Lembke. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, 2002. xiv + 313 pp., $100.00 cloth. ISBN 1-84064-792-2.
Reviewed by Jeff Hart

Internet Governance in Transition: Who is the Master of This Domain? by Daniel J. Pare. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003. 208 pp., $26.95 paper. ISBN 0-74251-846-9.
Reviewed by Junghoon Kim

Gender Scripts and the Internet: The Design and Use of Amsterdam’s Digital City, by Els Rommes. Enschede, The Netherlands: Twente University Press, 2002. 304 pp., € 24.00. ISBN 9-0365-1774-5.
Reviewed by Danielle Lawson

Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community, and Public Policy, by Lisa J. Servon. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2002. xix + 273 pp., $27.95 paper. ISBN 0-631-23242-7.
Reviewed by Alice Robbin

Vol. 20, No. 5


International Differences in Information Privacy Concerns: A Global Survey of Consumers [Abstract]
Steven Bellman, Eric J. Johnson, Stephen J. Kobrin, and Gerald L. Lohse

The Concept of Information Overload: A Review of Literature from Organization Science, Accounting, Marketing, MIS, and Related Disciplines [Abstract]
Martin J. Eppler and Jeanne Mengis

Which lessons are learned? Best practices and World Bank rural Telecommunications policy [Abstract]
Christina Courtright

Emergency Response Systems and the Creeping Legibility of People and Places [Abstract]
Michael R. Curry, David J. Phillips, and Priscilla M. Regan


vis-a-vis: Where Interactivity Resides

The Debate
Erik P. Bucy, Forum Editor

Interactivity in Society: Locating an Elusive Concept
Erik P. Bucy

Theorizing Interactivity’s Effects
S. Shyam Sundar

Interactivity-As-Product and Interactivity-As-Process
Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Interactivity, Dynamic Symbol Processing, and the Emergence of Content in Human Communication
John E. Newhagen


Dot.cons: crime, deviance and identity on the Internet, edited by Yvonne Jewkes. Devon: Willan Publishing, 2002. 256 pp., $29.95 paper. ISBN 1-843-92000-X.
Reviewed by Paul Bocij

Digital Scholarship in the Tenure, Promotion, and Review Process, edited by Deborah Lines Andersen. Armonk, NY: M.E.Sharpe, 2003. x+277 pp., $64.95 cloth/$24.95 paper. ISBN 0-7656-1114-7.
Reviewed by Blaise Cronin

Machines That Become Us: The Social Context of Personal Communication Technology, edited by James E. Katz. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2003. 331 pp., $49.95 cloth, ISBN 0-7658-0158-2.
Reviewed by Michael Filas

Virtual Inequality: Beyond the Digital Divide, by Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert, and Mary Stansbury. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003. xvi + 192 pp., $19.95/£14.25 paper. ISBN: 0-87840-999-8.
Reviewed by Lynette Kvasny

Governance.com: Democracy in the Information Age, edited by Elaine C. Kamarck and Joseph S. Nye Jr. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 2002. x + 192 pp., $19.95 paper, ISBN 0815702175.
Reviewed by Alice Robbin

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