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Misunderstanding the Internet

ISBN-10: 1138906220

ISBN-13: 9781138906228

Edition: 2nd 2016 (Revised)

Authors: James Curran, Natalie Fenton, Des Freedman

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Misunderstanding the Internet provides a concise introduction to the history, sociology, politics and economics of the internet and its impact on society that stresses the importance of context in shaping and filtering the impact of the internet. This fully revised second edition responds to new developments both in the internet itself, such as state surveillance, reversals of the Arab spring, the growth of hate websites and increased commercialisation of the net, and in the surrounding research about it. This is an up-to-date polemical, sociologically and historically informed textbook that continues to challenge popular myths and existing academic orthodoxies around the internet.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/8/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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.