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Description - Ethics in Medicine by Jennifer Jackson

In The Network Society, Darin Barney provides a compelling examination of the social, political and economic implications of network technologies and their application across a wide range of practices and institutions. Are we in the midst of a digital revolution? Have new information and communication technologies given birth to a new form of society, or do they reinforce and extend existing patterns and relationships? This book provides a clear and engaging discussion of these and other questions. Using a sophisticated model of the relationship between technology and society, Barney investigates both what has changed, and what has remained the same, in the age of the Internet. Among the issues discussed are debates concerning the emergence of a 'knowledge economy'; digital restructuring of employment and work; globalization and the status of the nation-state; the prospects of digital democracy; the digital divide; new social movements; and culture, community and identity in the age of new media. This book provides an accessible resource for a thoughtful engagement with life in the network society. It will be essential reading for students in sociology and media and communication studies. This will be a valuable textbook for undergraduate students of sociology and media and communication studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745625690
ISBN-10: 074562569X
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 162mm x 13mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jennifer Jackson

Jennifer Jackson is Senior Lecturer in the School of Philosophy, University of Leeds.

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