Internet and Society: Social Theory in the Information Age

Internet and Society: Social Theory in the Information Age

by Christian Fuchs
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415961327

ISBN-13: 9780415961325

Pub. Date: 11/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this exceptional study, Christian Fuchs discusses how the internet has transformed the lives of human beings and social relationships in contemporary society. By outlining a social theory of the internet and the information society, he demonstrates how the ecological, economic, political, and cultural systems of contemporary society have been transformed by new

Overview

In this exceptional study, Christian Fuchs discusses how the internet has transformed the lives of human beings and social relationships in contemporary society. By outlining a social theory of the internet and the information society, he demonstrates how the ecological, economic, political, and cultural systems of contemporary society have been transformed by new ICTs. Fuchs highlights how new forms of cooperation and competition are advanced and supported by the internet in subsystems of society and also discusses opportunities and risks of the information society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415961325
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Self-Organization and Co-Operation 3. Society and Dynamic Social Theory 4. The Rise of Transnational Informational Capitalism 5. Social Internet Dynamics 6. Competition and Co-Operation in the Informational Ecology 7. Competition and Co-Operation in the Internet Economy 8. Competition and Co-Operation in Online Politics 9. Competition and Co-Operation in Cyberculture 10. Conclusion

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