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The Internet and society

Author: James Slevin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Internet and Society explores the impact of the internet on modern culture beyond the fashionable celebration of 'anything goes' online culture or the overly pessimistic conceptions tainted by the logic of domination. In this new work, James Slevin develops an account of the internet and relates it to the analysis of culture and communications in late modern societies." "This accessible and non-technical book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Slevin
ISBN: 0745620868 0745620876 9780745620862 9780745620879
OCLC Number: 122967719
Description: xi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Some developments that have transformed modern societies --
The rise of the Internet --
Cultural transmission and the Internet --
The Internet and forms of human association --
Organizations and the Internet --
The Internet, the self and experience in everyday life --
Publicness and the Internet --
Globalization and the Internet --
Regulation and the Internet --
Concluding reflections.
Responsibility: James Slevin.

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