The Internet, Power and Society
Rethinking the Power of the Internet to Change Lives (Chandos Information Professional Series)
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|Format: ||Paperback, 194 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 February 2009|
An exciting challenge to how the internet and ICT have been understood in academia and popular culture and shows how important `cultural' assumptions are in how we understand technology. The Internet, Power and Society argues that the way in which we view technology such as the internet owes much to older, historic views of the media and to `issues' in contemporary society. Such perspectives are deeply rooted in a Western view of technology and the book concludes by offering a radically new perspective as to how the internet can change a society that is truly global in its application.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Understanding the Internet: Theories of technology and society; The idea of the Internet; The Internet, politics and the public sphere; Politics and the role of the Internet. Part 2 The Internet and society: Social form and media potency - the processes of modernisation; The Internet and society: Reconsidering the link; Conclusion.
About the Author
Dr Leaning is a senior lecturer in digital media at Trinity College, Carmarthen, University of Wales. He has given numerous international lectures and conference presentations, was a visiting research fellow at Hokkaido University in Japan, and has published numerous academic papers and popular articles on the Internet and its role in social change.
This book is definitely worth a read...it is well structured, well written, and extremely informative, Online Information Review
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