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The Contemporary Internet: National and Cross-National European Studies
     

The Contemporary Internet: National and Cross-National European Studies

by Leslie Haddon
 
The contemporary internet focuses on user experiences of more recent developments on the internet, specifically with the spread of broadband, the audio-visual applications it has enabled, Web2.0 uptake more generally and the growth of eGovernment. The Contemporary Internet is comparative in two senses. The first is at the cross-national level, examining factors

Overview

The contemporary internet focuses on user experiences of more recent developments on the internet, specifically with the spread of broadband, the audio-visual applications it has enabled, Web2.0 uptake more generally and the growth of eGovernment. The Contemporary Internet is comparative in two senses. The first is at the cross-national level, examining factors affecting different countries’ experiences of the internet, with a particular, but not a sole, interest in what may be termed ‘cultural influences on perceptions, adoption and use’. Second, the book is comparative within countries, examining the, sometimes very, uneven experiences of the internet’s possibilities. One question that pervades several chapters is how the digital divide is evolving in the light of the more contemporary developments outlined above.

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«The Contemporary Internet is a useful addition to the growing literature on the impact and significant of the new communication technology. (...) The volume is recommended for both undergraduate and general readership.» (Raul Pertierra, International Journal of Communication)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783631600986
Publisher:
Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Series:
Participation in Broadband Society Series , #3
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Leslie Haddon is a senior researcher in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. His work focuses on the social shaping and consumption of Information and Communication Technologies. He is joint series editor of a forthcoming set of textbooks on new media.

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