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Word for Word

25 Feb 2016

Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators with Dr Lauren Rosewarne

Society & Culture

Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators with Dr Lauren Rosewarne

Dr Lauren RosewarneLauren Rosewarne, PhD, is a senior lecturer at Melbourne University’s School of Social and Political Science, an author of seven books and an expert in media, popular culture, gender, and sexuality.  Her latest publication surveys the common archetypes of Internet users—from geeks, nerds, and gamers to hackers, scammers, and predators—and assesses what these stereotypes reveal about our culture’s attitudes regarding gender, technology, intimacy, and identity.

9781440834400Drawing on her research and theories from a range of fields—psychology, sociology, and communications studies as well as feminist theory, film theory, political science, and philosophy—Dr Rosewarne analyses what internet stereotypes mean in the context of broader social and cultural issues. From cyberbullies to chronically masturbating porn addicts to desperate online-daters, readers will see the paradox in popular culture’s message: that while Internet use is universal, actual Internet users are somehow subpar—less desirable, less cool, less friendly—than everybody else.

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