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AuthorPreston, Paschal
TitleReshaping communications : technology, information and social change / Paschal Preston
Imprint London : Sage, 2001
Edition 1st ed
Descript viii, 302 p.; 23 cm


Part I: Introduction and overview: Information superhighways or superhypeways: images of a new social and media order -- Part II: Competing theories of the contemporary: Third-wave visions: technology as social transformer -- An archaeology of information (sector) matters -- 'Information society' theories -- Culture and information: postmodernisms and the public sphere -- Part III: Mapping a new millennium and multimedia order: changes, continuities and cycles: towards a more realist(ic) theory -- The 'actoms and bits' of informational capitalism -- Polarities: new modes of work, consumption and state regimes -- 'Content is king': new media innovations and 'mature' media -- Information as new frontier: commodification and consumption stakes -- Part IV: Alternative prospects and possibilities: Beyond technological fetishism: towards a new social and media order @ Y2k+

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