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Web Theory An Introduction

ISBN-10: 041523834X

ISBN-13: 9780415238342

Edition: 2002

Authors: Robert Burnett, David Marshall

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Web Theory is a comprehensive and critical introduction to the theories of the internet and the world wide web. Robert Burnett and P. David Marshall examine the key debates which surround internet culture, from issues of globalisation, political economy and regulation, to ideas about communication, identity and aesthetics.Web Theory explore the shifts in society, culture and the media which have been brought about by the growth of the world wide web. It identifies significant readings, web sites and hypertext archive sources which illustrate the critical discussion about the internet and it mediates these discussions, indicating key positions within each debate and pointing the reader to key texts.Web Theory includes:*Chapters showing how specific media have been affected by the internet*Boxed case studies and examples*References, an extensive bibliography and a list of web sites*A glossary of key terms with important words highlighted in the text*A Web Theory timeline which details important events*A comprehensive and regularly updated website at www.webtheory.nu with inks and support material
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Web of Technology
Information and Networks
The Web as Communication
Webs of Identity
The Look of the Web
The Web Economy
The Web of Policy, Regulation and Copyright
The Web of Informational News
Web of Entertainment
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography
Index