If you’re curious about the readings that are filling my mind, here is a list of curated work from Kate Milberry‘s Using & Managing Communication Networks class. It’s a good mix of theory, application, politics, pop culture, and more.


Journal Articles or Excerpts

  • Feenberg, Andrew. (1998). Escaping the Iron Cage, or, Subversive Rationalization and Democratic Theory. In R. Schomberg, ed., Democratising Technology: Ethics, Risk, and Public Debate. Tilburg: International Centre for Human and Public Affairs.
  • Latour, Bruno. (2005) Introduction. Reassembling the social. (20 pages)
  • Latour, Bruno. 1987. Science in Action: How to follow scientists and engineers through society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.
  • Abbate, Janet. (1999). Cold war and white heat: The origins and meanings of packet switching. In D. MackKenzie and J. Wajcman (Eds.) Social Shaping of Technology. Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • Ceruzzi, Paul. (2008). The Internet before commercialization. In William Aspary and Paul Ceruzzi (Eds.) The Internet and American Business. Cambridge: The MIT Press. (30 pages)
  • Benkler, Yochai. (2006). Social Ties: Networking Together (Ch. 10). The Wealth of Networks. New Have & London: Yale University Press. (21 pages).
  • Benkler, Yochai. (2006). Peer production & Sharing (Chapter 3). The Wealth of Networks. (31 pages)
  • Wellman, Barry et al. (2003). The Social Affordances of the Internet for Networked Individualism. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 8(3).
  • Castells, Manuel. (2000).  The rise of the network society. Conclusion. Oxford; Malden, MA: Blackwell. (8 pages)
  • Sassen, Saskia. (2006). Electronic networks, power and democracy. Tailoring Biotechnologies, 2(2), pp: 21-48. (20 pages)

Other Articles


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