Internet, Power and Society

Internet, Power and Society

by Marcus Leaning


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843344520
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Series: Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr Marcus 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.

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

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