Communication, Technology, and Politics in the Information Age / Edition 1
This book provides a detailed, critical analysis for understanding the political dimensions of 21st century communication//information technologies, mass media and transnational networks.
Gerald Sussman contextualizes the expanding use of these technologies and media in the social histories of their development, in order to provide an integrated functional and political economic framework for viewing the many controversies surrounding communications, media and society - from the diminishing of citizenship and work experiences to the growing use of commerical and political surveillance. In addition, he examines the impacts of global communication and information structures on the developing countries and at alternatives to
PART ONE: THE MEANING AND POLITICS OF THE 'COMMUNICATION REVOLUTION' Ideology and Discourses of the "Information Society " A Political Economy of Communications PART TWO: THE SOCIAL HISTORICAL PROCESS Historical Perspectives on Communications Mass Consumption, Mass Communications and Politics PART THREE: POLITICAL ISSUES IN THE 'INFORMATION SOCIETY' Modern Power Structures and the Means to Communicate Privatizing the Ether Regulation, Deregulation and Information Apartheid PART FOUR: THE GLOBAL DIMENSIONS OF THE 'INFORMATION SOCIETY' The Third World Meets the 'Third Wave' PART FIVE: CONCLUSIONS Communication, Technology and Politics