Internet and Society
Social Theory in the Information Age
By (author) Christian Fuchs
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Internet and Society by Christian Fuchs
Book DescriptionIn this exceptional study, Christian Fuchs discusses how the internet has transformed the lives of human beings and social relationships in contemporary society. By outlining a social theory of the internet and the information society, he demonstrates how the ecological, economic, political, and cultural systems of contemporary society have been transformed by new ICTs. Fuchs highlights how new forms of cooperation and competition are advanced and supported by the internet in subsystems of society and also discusses opportunities and risks of the information society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415961325
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Christian Fuchs
Christian Fuchs is professor and chair for media and communication studies at Uppsala University's Department of Informatics and Media Studies. He is also board member of the Unified Theory of Information Research Group (Austria) and editor of tripleC (cognition, communication, co-operation): Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. He is author of many publications in the fields ICTs & society, media & society, information society studies, and critical theory.
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