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E-Topia as Cosmopolis or Citadel. On the Democratizing and De-democratizing Logics of the Internet, or, Towards a Critique of the New Technological Fetishism

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E-Topia as Cosmopolis or Citadel. On the Democratizing and De-democratizing Logics of the Internet, or, Towards a Critique of the New Technological Fetishism. / Hand, M.; Sandywell, B.

In: Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 19, No. 1-2, 2002, p. 197-225.

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Hand, M & Sandywell, B 2002, 'E-Topia as Cosmopolis or Citadel. On the Democratizing and De-democratizing Logics of the Internet, or, Towards a Critique of the New Technological Fetishism', Theory, Culture and Society, vol. 19, no. 1-2, pp. 197-225. https://doi.org/10.1177/026327640201900110

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Hand, M., & Sandywell, B. (2002). E-Topia as Cosmopolis or Citadel. On the Democratizing and De-democratizing Logics of the Internet, or, Towards a Critique of the New Technological Fetishism. Theory, Culture and Society, 19(1-2), 197-225. https://doi.org/10.1177/026327640201900110

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Hand M, Sandywell B. E-Topia as Cosmopolis or Citadel. On the Democratizing and De-democratizing Logics of the Internet, or, Towards a Critique of the New Technological Fetishism. Theory, Culture and Society. 2002;19(1-2):197-225. https://doi.org/10.1177/026327640201900110

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Hand, M. ; Sandywell, B. / E-Topia as Cosmopolis or Citadel. On the Democratizing and De-democratizing Logics of the Internet, or, Towards a Critique of the New Technological Fetishism. In: Theory, Culture and Society. 2002 ; Vol. 19, No. 1-2. pp. 197-225.

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