Configuring the Networked Self

Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice

© 2012, Julie E. Cohen

Configuring the Networked Self was published by Yale University Press in 2012. It won the Association of Internet Researchers 2013 Book Award and was shortlisted for the Surveillance and Society Journal’s 2013 Book Prize. To buy the book, click here or check with the bookstore of your choice. This printable version is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike license.

Part One. Locating the Networked Self

1. Imagining the Networked Information Society

2. From the Virtual to the Ordinary: Networked Space, Networked Bodies, and the Play of Everyday Practice

Part Two. Copyright and the Play of Culture

3. Copyright, Creativity, and Cultural Progress

4. Decentering Creativity

Part Three. Privacy and the Play of Subjectivity

5. Privacy, Autonomy, and Information

6. Reimagining Privacy

Part Four. Code, Control, and the Play of Material Practice

7. “Piracy,” “Security,” and Architectures of Control

8. Rethinking “Unauthorized Access”

Part Five. Human Flourishing in a Networked World

9. The Structural Conditions of Human Flourishing

10. Conclusion: Putting Cultural Environmentalism into Practice


[Notes are included at the end of each chapter.]