Media, Technology, and Everyday Life in Europe: From Information to Communication

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Ashgate, 2005 - Social Science - 233 pages
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The importance of the daily experience of new information and communication technologies is highlighted by this timely volume. The book is based on work carried out in the European Media Technology and Everyday Life Network and is structured round a series of seven empirical case studies drawn from research within Europe. The application of this perspective draws attention not just to the significance of information and communication technologies for a mature understanding of the conduct of everyday life in contemporary Europe, but also for the significance of that understanding for the development of communication and information policy. The research makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the dynamics and evolution of a core dimension of European society as well as informing on-going and important debates on the nature of the relationship between the social and the technological in the information and communication arena.

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Roger Silverstone is Professor of Media and Communications and Director of Media at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Recent publications include Television and Everyday Life (1994) and Why Study the Media? (1999).

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