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Web Theory by Robert Burnett
Book DescriptionWeb Theory is a comprehensive and critical introduction to the theories of the internet and the world wide web. Robert Burnett and P. David Marshall examine the key debates which surround internet culture, from issues of globalisation, political economy and regulation, to ideas about communication, identity and aesthetics. Web Theory explore the shifts in society, culture and the media which have been brought about by the growth of the world wide web. It identifies significant readings, web sites and hypertext archive sources which illustrate the critical discussion about the internet and it mediates these discussions, indicating key positions within each debate and pointing the reader to key texts. Web Theory includes: *Chapters showing how specific media have been affected by the internet *Boxed case studies and examples *References, an extensive bibliography and a list of web sites *A glossary of key terms with important words highlighted in the text *A Web Theory timeline which details important events *A comprehensive and regularly updated website at www.webtheory.nu with inks and support material
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415238342
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Burnett
Handbook of Internet Studies, Hardback (April 2011)
The Handbook of Internet Studies brings together scholars from a variety of fields to explore the profound shift that has occurred in how we communicate and experience our world as we have moved from the industrial era into the age of digital media.
Perspectives on Multimedia, Hardback (April 2004)
The uses of multimedia are increasing. Its power to present information in ways not previously possible and its integration of resources, allow for the creation of rich learning environments.
Global Jukebox, Hardback (December 1995)» View all books by Robert Burnett
The first comprehensive study of the international popular music industry. The book examines how the industry is responding to the need to produce global stars and discusses the effect of new media technologies.
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Author Biography - Robert Burnett
Robert Burnett is Professor of Media and Communications at Karlstad University, Sweden. He is the author of The Global Jukebox (Routledge, 1996). David Marshall is Director of the Media and Cultural Studies Centre at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the author of Celebrity and Power (Minnesota University Press, 1997) and Modes of Cultural Analysis (Sage).
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