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Reshaping communications [electronic resource] : technology, information and social change / Paschal Preston.

By: Preston, Paschal.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2001Description: 1 online resource (viii, 302 p.).ISBN: 9781847876669 (electronic bk.); 1847876668 (electronic bk.); 0803985622; 9780803985629; 0803985630 (pbk.); 9780803985636 (pbk.).Subject(s): Information technology -- Social aspects | Telecommunication -- Social aspects | Technology and civilization | Technologie de l'information -- Aspect social | T�el�ecommunications -- Aspect social | Technologie et civilisation | COMPUTERS -- Information Technology | Informatietechnologie | Informatiemaatschappij | Kommunikationstechnik | Sozialer Wandel | Information | Gesellschaft | MultimediaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reshaping communications.DDC classification: 303.48/33 Other classification: 05.20 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Chapter One: Information Superhighways or Superhypeways: Image of a New Social and Media Order; Chapter Two: Third-Wave Visions: Technology as Social Transformer; Chapter Three: An Archaeology of Information (Sector) Matters; Chapter Four: 'Information Society' Theories; Chapter Five: Culture and Information: Postmodernisms and the Public Sphere; Chapter Six: Changes, Continuities and Cycles: Towards a more Realist(ic) Theory; Chapter Seven: The 'Atoms and Bits' of Informational Capitalism; Chapter Eight: Polarities: New Modes of Work, Consumption and State Regimes
Summary: This interdisciplinary book overviews political and cultural identity in the context of changes across the political landscape. These changes - from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the recent Islamic revival - have profoundly altered the received ideas that define political cultures throughout the world. In this context the author draws together the diverse strands of literature to throw light on the impact on identity of a changing global environment. Peter Preston analyzes political, cultural and economic identities which lie at the centre of individual actions and social structure. This anal.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Cover; Contents; Chapter One: Information Superhighways or Superhypeways: Image of a New Social and Media Order; Chapter Two: Third-Wave Visions: Technology as Social Transformer; Chapter Three: An Archaeology of Information (Sector) Matters; Chapter Four: 'Information Society' Theories; Chapter Five: Culture and Information: Postmodernisms and the Public Sphere; Chapter Six: Changes, Continuities and Cycles: Towards a more Realist(ic) Theory; Chapter Seven: The 'Atoms and Bits' of Informational Capitalism; Chapter Eight: Polarities: New Modes of Work, Consumption and State Regimes

This interdisciplinary book overviews political and cultural identity in the context of changes across the political landscape. These changes - from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the recent Islamic revival - have profoundly altered the received ideas that define political cultures throughout the world. In this context the author draws together the diverse strands of literature to throw light on the impact on identity of a changing global environment. Peter Preston analyzes political, cultural and economic identities which lie at the centre of individual actions and social structure. This anal.

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