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New Media by Nicholas Gane
Book DescriptionDigital media are rapidly changing the world in which we live. Global communications, mobile interfaces and Internet cultures are re-configuring our everyday lives and experiences. To understand these changes, a new theoretical imagination is needed, one that is informed by a conceptual vocabulary that is able to cope with the daunting complexity of the world today. This book draws on writings by leading social and cultural theorists to assemble this vocabulary. It addresses six key concepts that are pivotal for understanding the impact of new media on contemporary society and culture: information, network, interface, interactivity, archive and simulation. Each concept is considered through a range of concrete examples to illustrate how they might be developed and used as research tools. An inter-disciplinary approach is taken that spans a number of fields, including sociology, cultural studies, media studies and computer science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845201326
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nicholas Gane
Max Weber and Contemporary Capitalism, Hardback (September 2012)
This book explores the uses and limits of Max Weber's work for thinking sociologically about capitalism today. The books argues that through Weber, a network of concepts can be developed that can frame a sociological analysis of the present.
New Media, Paperback (October 2008)
Digital media are rapidly changing the world in which we live. This book addresses six key concepts that are pivotal for understanding the impact of new media on contemporary society and culture: information, network, interface, interactivity, archive and simulation. Each concept is considered through a range of examples.
Auguste Comte, Hardback (June 2006)
Auguste Comte is acknowledged as the founder of the science of sociology and the 'Religion of Humanity'. This work examines his sociological vision and shows that because he thought sociology should be reflexive, encyclopaedic and utopian, he considered topics: fetishism, polytheism, and the relations between sociology, science, and culture.
Max Weber and Postmodern Theory, Hardback (April 2002)» View all books by Nicholas Gane
This study explores thematic parallels between Max Weber's theory of the rationalization and disenchantment of the modern work and the critiques of contemporary culture developed by Lyotard, Foucault and Baudrillard.
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Author Biography - Nicholas Gane
Nicholas Gane is Reader in Sociology at the University of York and author of Max Weber and Postmodern Theory and The Future of Social Theory. David Beer is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York.
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