The Network Society: Social Aspects of New Media (Google eBook)

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SAGE, Oct 12, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages
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The last three decades have witnessed a dramatic acceleration in the use, demand, and need for telecommunications, data communication, and mass communication transmitted and integrated into networks. Through a synthesis of contemporary theories about modernization, this book offers a broad-ranging introduction to the 'network' society in all its aspects.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
The Nervous System of Society
19
Chapter 3 Technology
42
Chapter 4 Economy
61
Chapter 5 Politics and Power
95
Chapter 6 Law
127
Chapter 7 Social Structure
156
Chapter 8 Culture
190
Chapter 9 Psychology
210
Chapter 10 Conclusions and Policy Perspectives
240
Glossary
264
References
272
Index
288
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Jan A.G.M. van Dijk is an internationally recognized expert in the field of communication, his specific interest being new media studies.  Van Dijk is the author of The Network Society: Social Aspects of the New Media (SAGE, 1999) and co-editor of Digital Democracy: Issues of Theory and Practice (SAGE, 2000).  He is an advisor of the European Commission in the Information Society Forum.  As a professor of Communication Science at Twente University, van Dijk teaches and develops the sociology of the information society, in particular the social-cultural, political, and organizational aspects. 

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