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Misunderstanding the Internet

ISBN-10: 0415579589
ISBN-13: 9780415579582
Edition: 2012
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Description: Misunderstanding the Internetis a short introduction, encompassing the history, sociology, politics and economics of the internet and its impact on society. The book has a simple three part structure: Part 1 looks at the history of the internet, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Misunderstanding the Internetis a short introduction, encompassing the history, sociology, politics and economics of the internet and its impact on society. The book has a simple three part structure: Part 1 looks at the history of the internet, and offers an overview of the internet#xE2;#xAC;"s place in society Part 2 focuses on the control and economics of the internet Part 3 examines the internet#xE2;#xAC;"s political and cultural influence This will be a polemical, sociologically and historically informed textbook that aims to challenge both popular myths and existing academic orthodoxies around the internet.

A leading in the field, Natalie Fenton is Reader and Co-Director of the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre, and co-Director of the new Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy.

Des Freedman is Reader in Communications and CulturalStudies in the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the co-author (with JamesCurran and Natalie Fenton) of Misunderstandingthe Internet (forthcoming 2011), author of The Politics of Media Policy (2008) and The Television Policies of the Labour Party, 1951-2001 (2003) andco-editor (with Daya Thussu) of War andthe Media: Reporting Conflict 24/7 (2003). He is an editor of the Sagejournal Global Media and Communication anda member of the research team in the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media ResearchCentre.

Overview
Reinterpreting the internet
Rethinking internet history
Political economy of the internet
Web 2.0 and the death of the blockbuster economy
Outsourcing internet regulation
Internet and power
The internet and social networking
The internet and radical politics
Looking forward
Conclusion
Index

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