The Internet, Power and Society: Rethinking the Power of the Internet to Change Lives

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Abstract

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 â?issuesâ? 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. © 2009 Marcus Leaning. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages193
ISBN (Print)9781843344520
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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The Internet, Power and Society: Rethinking the Power of the Internet to Change Lives. / Leaning, Marcus.

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