The Internet and Society

The Internet and Society

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The Internet and Society explores the impact of the internet on modern culture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 0745620876
  • 9780745620879
  • 1,873,171

Table of contents


1. Some Developments that have Transformed Modern Societies.

2. The Rise of the Internet.

3. Cultural Transmission and the Internet.

4. The Internet and Forms of Human Association.

5. Organizations and the Internet.

6. The Internet, the Self and Experience in Everyday Life.

7. Publicness and the Internet.

8. Globalization and the Internet.

9. Regulation and the Internet.

Concluding Reflections.


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Review quote

a By far the most sophisticated historical and theoretical treatment of the Internet to appear so far, yet a real pleasure to read. Enormously comprehensive and tough minded, The Internet and Society dramatically raises the level of discussion about a phenomenon that is radically changing the way we live.a James Lull, Professor of Communication Studies, San Jose State University, California a Slevin sets out to challenge traditional ways of looking at the internet and he achieves this. His book is challenging and thought--provoking, and a first step towards an understanding of the cultural impact of the internet. His work is well informed and well based in previous scholarship.a Business History a An insightful analysis into the interplay between communication and culture.a Sunday Tribune (Dublin) a This book deserves much praise. Slevin provides a well reasoned and systematic account that illuminates the social situatedness and significance of the internet within contemporary society.a Lincoln Dahlberg, Convergence
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About James Slevin

Professor James Slevin , University of Roskilde
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