Semiotics, Civic Education And The Internet
Author: Strauber, Ira
Source: International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, Volume 17, Number 3, September 2004 , pp. 343-363(21)
Abstract:This essay examines civic education and the representational capacity of the Internet. Of concern is encouraging citizens to think about law and politics as something more than just a zero-sum process and the Internet as a “public forum.” These observations take a semiotic approach to the representational character of the Internet. I recommend alertness and responsiveness to the complexity of public affairs and skepticism about anything else other than provisional and hypothetical social analysis.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Political Science, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, 50112, USA, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2004-09-01