The Internet, Power and Society
Rethinking the Power of the Internet to Change Lives
- Marcus Leaning, University of Wales, UK
An exciting challenge to how the internet and ICT have been understood in academia and popular culture and shows how important âculturalâ 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 âissuesâ 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.
Researchers, academics, post-graduate and higher level undergraduate students in the fields of information studies - particularly fields such as social and community informatics, media/mass communications studies, media sociology, media anthropology, media development and other academics subjects allied to the media field