Convergence and Fragmentation: Media Technology and the Information Society

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Intellect Books, 2008 - Performing Arts - 256 pages
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The European media landscape is changing so quickly that critics and scholars can barely keep pace with new developments. On the cusp of the latest media innovations, Convergence and Fragmentation brings together specialists from the humanities and social sciences in fifteen countries to analyze the technological, economic, and political trends sweeping Europe. The diverse group of contributors also assesses the effectiveness of models used to explain the changing media environment in this authoritative collection. á á
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Unity in Diversity
9
Culture and Technology
25
Technopleasure
67
ICT and Learning
111
Power Technology and Policies
175
About the Contributors
245
Index
251
Back Cover
257
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Page 7 - FOREWORD This volume is the product of a major programme under the title Changing Media Changing Europe supported by the European Science Foundation (ESF). The ESF is the European association of national organizations responsible for the support of scientific research. Established in 1974, the Foundation currently has seventy-six Member Organizations (research councils, academies and other national scientific institutions) from twenty-nine countries.

About the author (2008)

Peter Ludes is professor of mass communication at the International University Bremen, Germany. He is the author of Introduction to Media Studies.

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