"An excellent work that includes the timely discourse about the internet, The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies, edited by William H. Dutton, is an engaging book enriched by thoroughly researched contributions from a team of strong academics from around the globe. With material presented in a comprehensive manner, this handbook offers a critical perspective context on the field of Internet studies and will be of tremendous interest to researchers and scholars in the field and serve as a reference point for future studies... it will definitely complement other handbooks and can be added to the list of scholarly must-have titles in the field of media and communication studies." --International Journal of Communication
"Overall, the articles are well written and well edited; a 30-page index facilitates access to specific information." -M. Knee, University at Albany, SUNY, CHOICE
About the Author
William H. Dutton is Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College. Before coming to Oxford in 2002, Bill was a Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, where he continues an affiliation as Emeritus Professor. In the UK, Bill was a Fulbright Scholar, then National Director of the UK's Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT), and founding director of the OII during its first decade (2002-2011), for which he was awarded a lifetime achievement award. He has authored or edited a number of influential books on the social dynamics of the Internet and related information and communication technologies, including Society on the Line (OUP 1999).