Edited by: Marc Smith and Peter Kollock

Communities in Cyberspace
is devoted to exploring new forms of social organization and the changing concepts of community as social groups develop within computer networks. Contributors examine changes in the nature of personal identity, social organization and the connections between real-world communities and their extensions in cyberspace.

Communities in Cyberspace will be published by Routledge and will be available in the Summer of 1998.

Introduction


[1] Communities in Cyberspace
Peter Kollock (UCLA, Sociology) and Marc Smith (UCLA, Sociology)

 

PART I: Identity


[2] Identity and Deception in the Virtual Community
Judith S. Donath (MIT, The Media Laboratory) Abstract and about the author

 

[3] Reading Race Online: Discovering Racial Identity in Usenet Discussions
Byron Burkhalter (UCLA, Sociology)
Abstract and about the author

 

[4] Writing in the Body: Gender (Re)Production in Cyber Interactions
Jodi O'Brien (Seattle University, Sociology)
Abstract and about the author

 

PART II: Social Order and Control
 

[5] Hierarchy and Power: Social Control in Cyberspace
Elizabeth Reid (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Communications)
Abstract and about the author

 

[6] Problems of Conflict Management in Virtual Communities
Anna DuVal Smith (Case Western Reserve University, School of Management) Abstract and about the author

 

PART III: Community Structures and Dynamics

 

[7] Virtual Communities as Communities: Net Surfers Don't Ride Alone
Barry Wellman & Milena Gulia (University of Toronto, Sociology)
Abstract and about the author

 

[8] Invisible Crowds in Cyberspace: Measuring and Mapping the USENET
Marc Smith (UCLA, Sociology)
Abstract and about the author

 

[9] The Economies of Online Cooperation: Gift Exchange and Public Goods in Cyberspace
Peter Kollock (UCLA, Sociology)
Abstract and about the author

 

PART IV: Collective Action
 

[10] The Promise and the Peril of Social Action in Cyberspace: Ethos, Delivery, and the Protests over MarketPlace and the Clipper Chip
Laura J. Gurak (University of Minnesota, Rhetoric)
Abstract and about the author

 

[11] Electronic Homesteading on the Rural Frontier: Big Sky Telegraph and its Community
Willard Uncapher (University of Texas at Austin, Communications)
. Abstract and about the author

 

[12] Cyberspace and Disadvantaged Communities: The Internet as a Tool for Collective Action
Christopher Mele (State University of New York at Buffalo, Sociology)
Abstract and about the author

 

Comments to the editors.
Last modified: 15 October 1997