Parchment, Printing, and Hypermedia: Communication and World Order Transformation / Edition 1

Parchment, Printing, and Hypermedia: Communication and World Order Transformation / Edition 1

by Ronald Deibert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231107137

ISBN-13: 9780231107136

Pub. Date: 09/22/1997

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Interweaving media theory and historical analysis, this book explores the effect new digital-telecommunication technologies, which Deibert calls hypermedia, will have on the distribution of political power in the next century. Deibert tracks the transformation of Europe from the medieval to the modern and then turns to the hypermedia age, where new digital

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Interweaving media theory and historical analysis, this book explores the effect new digital-telecommunication technologies, which Deibert calls hypermedia, will have on the distribution of political power in the next century. Deibert tracks the transformation of Europe from the medieval to the modern and then turns to the hypermedia age, where new digital technologies such as the Internet, encryption, and high-resolution satellite imaging favor nonterritorial institutions and communities, shifting political authority and policymaking from individual nations to transnational corporations, global financial markets, and nongovernmental organizations and activists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231107136
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/22/1997
Series:
New Directions in World Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
820,226
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Medium Theory, Ecological Holism, and the Study of World Order Transformation17
2From the Parchment Codex to the Printing Press: The Sacred Word and the Rise and Fall of Medieval Theocracy47
3Print and the Medieval to Modern World Order Transformation: Distributional Changes67
4Print and the Medieval to Modern World Order Transformation: Changes to Social Epistemology94
5Transformation in the Mode of Communication: The Emergence of the Hypermedia Environment113
6Hypermedia and the Modern to Postmodern World Order Transformation: Distributional Changes137
7Hypermedia and the Modern to Postmodern World Order Transformation: Changes to Social Epistemology177
8Conclusion202
Notes219
Bibliography285
Index315

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