Powermatics : A Discursive Critique of New Communications Technology

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Originally published in 1987. This critical work is an exploration of new communications technology in its social context, as a social discourse determined by other forms of inter-play. The author refers to Weber, Innis, Habermas and Foucault to develop her argument.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 412 pages
  • 159 x 235mm | 930g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138946745
  • 9781138946743

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Procedures of Discourses on New Communications Technology: The Episteme 2. New Communications Technology as Discourse: Techne 3. Powermatics: Focusing in on Power and Social Control 4. Alternative Procedures of Discourse: Epistemologies of Technology. Conclusion: Discursive Critique: Socio-epistemological Foundations for an Alternative Approach to Communication and Technology
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