Dynamics of Modern Communication: The Shaping and Impact of New Communication Technologies

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SAGE Publications, Nov 13, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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Patrice Flichy offers a profound analysis of the social shaping and impact of the major communication technologies of the last 200 years.

From the semaphore and telegraph to contemporary information technologies, Dynamics of Modern Communication focuses on the relationship between technological and social change. Particular emphasis is put on four processes: the birth of the modern state at the end of the eighteenth century; the development of stock markets; the transformation of private life in the modern nuclear family; and the individualism of the late twentieth century.

Exploring the interaction of technology and social context - for example, in the move from public methods of communication to m

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Patrice Flichy is head of the communications research group at the French Centre National d'Études des Télécommunications

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