The Internet, Power and Society
  • Release Date : 30 August 2009
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Computers
  • Pages : 194 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780631684
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Download or read book entitled The Internet, Power and Society by author: Marcus Leaning which was release on 30 August 2009 and published by Elsevier with total page 194 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. An exciting challenge to how the internet and ICT have been understood in academia and popular culture and shows how important ‘cultural’ assumptions are in how we understand technology. The Internet, Power and Society argues that the way in which we view technology such as the internet owes much to older, historic views of the media and to ‘issues’ in contemporary society. Such perspectives are deeply rooted in a Western view of technology and the book concludes by offering a radically new perspective as to how the internet can change a society that is truly global in its application. An original approach to ICT and the Internet that challenges the orthodoxy Very topical subject matter - the book addresses many of the issues regarded of key import in high level political discussions (such as the World Summit on the Information Society); the current understanding of ICT and how to move beyond this interpretation An approach that moves the debate forward and offers a truly global way of understanding the Internet and ICT