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    DescriptionDigital technology is changing our politics. The World Wide Web is already a powerful influence on the public's access to government documents, the tactics and content of political campaigns, the behavior of voters, the efforts of activists to circulate their messages, and the ways in which topics enter the public discourse. The essays collected here capture the richness of current discourse about democracy and cyberspace. Some contributors offer front-line perspectives on the impact of emerging technologies on politics, journalism, and civic experience. What happens, for example, when we increase access to information or expand the arena of free speech? Other contributors place our shifting understanding of citizenship in historical context, suggesting that notions of cyber-democracy and online community must grow out of older models of civic life. Still others consider the global flow of information and test our American conceptions of cyber-democracy against developments in other parts of the world. How, for example, do new media operate in Castro's Cuba, in post-apartheid South Africa, and in the context of multicultural debates on the Pacific Rim? For some contributors, the new technologies endanger our political culture; for others, they promise civic renewal.

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    Democracy and New Media
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Henry Jenkins, Edited by David Thorburn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 397
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 681 g
    ISBN 13: 9780262600637
    ISBN 10: 0262600633

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JFD
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.5
    BIC subject category V2: JPHV
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: TEC052000
    LC classification: JC
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: SOC019000, POL003000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POL007000
    Abridged Dewey: 321
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 320.014
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    Illustrations note
    1 illus.
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Henry Jenkins is Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. He is the coeditor of From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games (MIT Press, 1998). David Thorburn is Professor of Literature and Director of the Communications Forum at MIT.