Friday, January 30, 2009
An e-mail from editor Dr. Francisco J. Ricardo just informed me that the Cyberculture and New Media (in which my chapter "De-Colonizing Cyberspace" can be found) has now been published. Using Castells's four Internet user categories (techno-meritocrats, hackers, virtual communitarians and entrepreneurs) as a basic framework, my chapter explores how four types of female internet users, in novels by Ellen Ullman, Melissa Scott, Jeanette Winterson and Pat Cadigan, make use of the digital space that has been created. Francisco wasn't entirely sure yet why the price is rather high, but at least the book can be found at Amazon.com. I'm very much looking forward to getting a copy, which is supposed to be on its way.