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(2011) Digital difference, Rotterdam, SensePublishers.

The purloined email

Cate Thomas

pp. 3-14

There is something uncanny about the Internet. The strange, the unexpected, the disturbing, the unaccountable, the familiar found in the midst of the alien, the alien that penetrates the home; the shocking, the obscene, the eerily beautiful; the sense that nothing is fixed, stable, certain or ultimately knowable, be that personal identity, the online environment itself, or the others with whom one's online self communes – all these classic elements of the uncanny are (un)familiar territory to any regular Internet user.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6091-580-2_1

Full citation:

Thomas, C. (2011)., The purloined email, in R. Land & S. Bayne (eds.), Digital difference, Rotterdam, SensePublishers, pp. 3-14.

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