The Internet Power and Society

The Internet  Power and Society
Author: Marcus Leaning
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2009-08-30
ISBN 10: 1780631685
ISBN 13: 9781780631684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internet Power and Society Book Review:

An exciting challenge to how the internet and ICT have been understood in academia and popular culture and shows how important ‘cultural’ assumptions are in how we understand technology. The Internet, Power and Society argues that the way in which we view technology such as the internet owes much to older, historic views of the media and to ‘issues’ in contemporary society. Such perspectives are deeply rooted in a Western view of technology and the book concludes by offering a radically new perspective as to how the internet can change a society that is truly global in its application. An original approach to ICT and the Internet that challenges the orthodoxy Very topical subject matter - the book addresses many of the issues regarded of key import in high level political discussions (such as the World Summit on the Information Society); the current understanding of ICT and how to move beyond this interpretation An approach that moves the debate forward and offers a truly global way of understanding the Internet and ICT

Society and the Internet

Society and the Internet
Author: Mark Graham,William H. Dutton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-07-18
ISBN 10: 0192590650
ISBN 13: 9780192590657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society and the Internet Book Review:

How is society being reshaped by the continued diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? Society and the Internet provides key readings for students, scholars, and those interested in understanding the interactions of the Internet and society. This multidisciplinary collection of theoretically and empirically anchored chapters addresses the big questions about one of the most significant technological transformations of this century, through a diversity of data, methods, theories, and approaches. Drawing from a range of disciplinary perspectives, Internet research can address core questions about equality, voice, knowledge, participation, and power. By learning from the past and continuing to look toward the future, it can provide a better understanding of what the ever-changing configurations of technology and society mean, both for the everyday life of individuals and for the continued development of society at large. This second edition presents new and original contributions examining the escalating concerns around social media, disinformation, big data, and privacy. Following a foreword by Manual Castells, the editors introduce some of the key issues in Internet Studies. The chapters then offer the latest research in five focused sections: The Internet in Everyday Life; Digital Rights and Human Rights; Networked Ideas, Politics, and Governance; Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economics; and Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures. This book will be a valuable resource not only for students and researchers, but for anyone seeking a critical examination of the economic, social, and political factors shaping the Internet and its impact on society.

Society and the Internet

Society and the Internet
Author: Mark Graham,William H. Dutton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-07-18
ISBN 10: 0198843496
ISBN 13: 9780198843498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society and the Internet Book Review:

This second edition of Society and the Internet provides key readings for students, scholars, and those interested in understanding the interactions of the Internet and society, introducing new and original contributions examining the escalating concerns around social media, disinformation, big data, and privacy. The chapters are grouped into five focused sections: The Internet in Everyday Life; Digital Rights and Human Rights; Networked Ideas, Politics,and Governance; Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economics; and Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures. This book will be a valuable resource not only for students and researchers, but foranyone seeking a critical examination of the economic, social, and political factors shaping the Internet and its impact on society.

Misunderstanding the Internet

Misunderstanding the Internet
Author: James Curran,Natalie Fenton,Des Freedman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-02-05
ISBN 10: 1317443519
ISBN 13: 9781317443513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misunderstanding the Internet Book Review:

The growth of the internet has been spectacular. There are now more than 3 billion internet users across the globe, some 40 per cent of the world’s population. The internet’s meteoric rise is a phenomenon of enormous significance for the economic, political and social life of contemporary societies. However, much popular and academic writing about the internet continues to take a celebratory view, assuming that the internet’s potential will be realised in essentially positive and transformative ways. This was especially true in the euphoric moment of the mid-1990s, when many commentators wrote about the internet with awe and wonderment. While this moment may be over, its underlying technocentrism – the belief that technology determines outcomes – lingers on and, with it, a failure to understand the internet in its social, economic and political contexts. Misunderstanding the Internet is a short introduction, encompassing the history, sociology, politics and economics of the internet and its impact on society. This expanded and updated second edition is a polemical, sociologically and historically informed guide to the key claims that have been made about the online world. It aims to challenge both popular myths and existing academic orthodoxies that surround the internet.

The Internet Society in China

The Internet Society in China
Author: Shaojie Liu,Jianmin Wang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN 10: 9811382379
ISBN 13: 9789811382376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internet Society in China Book Review:

This book provides a cutting edge analysis of the rapid rise of China’s network society and reviews recent key developments within China’s internet economy, notably the concepts of “Lucky Money” and E-Business on Wechat, and Crowd-Funding Platforms. It focuses on drawing out the sociological impact of these economic developments, examining among others the bearing of the decentralization of e-business in rural areas. It offers a vital sociological perspective on the development of China’s internet society and how it affects social and professional relations, examining the shift from the traditional Red Envelope Giving Culture to Digital Red Envelope, micro charity 2.0 as well as the Rise of Internet Crowd Funding in China. Combining an up to date analysis of the current state of play of China’s internet society with expertise in the rapidly changing landscape of China’s social media, this book provides key insights into how technology impacts on the communication and movement of population in China, in both social and economic spheres.

Issues in Information and Media Literacy

Issues in Information and Media Literacy
Author: Marcus Leaning
Publsiher: Informing Science
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1932886125
ISBN 13: 9781932886122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Information and Media Literacy Book Review:

Internet Memes and Society

Internet Memes and Society
Author: Anastasia Bertazzoli
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN 10: 0429890656
ISBN 13: 9780429890659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Memes and Society Book Review:

This book provides a solid, encompassing definition of Internet memes, exploring both the common features of memes around the globe and their particular regional traits. It identifies and explains the roles that these viral texts play in Internet communication: cultural, social and political implications; significance for self-representation and identity formation; promotion of alternative opinion or trending interpretation; and subversive and resistant power in relation to professional media, propaganda, and traditional and digital political campaigning. It also offers unique comparative case studies of Internet memes in Russia and the United States.

Environment Power and Society for the Twenty First Century

Environment  Power  and Society for the Twenty First Century
Author: Howard T. Odum
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-06-08
ISBN 10: 0231502931
ISBN 13: 9780231502931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environment Power and Society for the Twenty First Century Book Review:

Howard T. Odum possessed one of the most innovative minds of the twentieth century. He pioneered the fields of ecological engineering, ecological economics, and environmental accounting, working throughout his life to better understand the interrelationships of energy, environment, and society and their importance to the well-being of humanity and the planet. This volume is a major modernization of Odum's classic work on the significance of power and its role in society, bringing his approach and insight to a whole new generation of students and scholars. For this edition Odum refines his original theories and introduces two new measures: emergy and transformity. These concepts can be used to evaluate and compare systems and their transformation and use of resources by accounting for all the energies and materials that flow in and out and expressing them in equivalent ability to do work. Natural energies such as solar radiation and the cycling of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen are diagrammed in terms of energy and emergy flow. Through this method Odum reveals the similarities between human economic and social systems and the ecosystems of the natural world. In the process, we discover that our survival and prosperity are regulated as much by the laws of energetics as are systems of the physical and chemical world.

The Human Society and the Internet Internet Related Socio Economic Issues

The Human Society and the Internet  Internet Related Socio Economic Issues
Author: International Conference on [email protected] (1 : 2001 : Seoul),T.-W. LING
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2001-06-20
ISBN 10: 3540423133
ISBN 13: 9783540423133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Society and the Internet Internet Related Socio Economic Issues Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Human.Society§Internet, held in Seoul, Korea, in July 2001. The 32 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 85 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on digital economy, electronic commerce, digital divide, Internet status and new applications, virtual enterprises, cyber education, digital governance, medical computing, mobile computing, and human computing.

POWER CURVE SOCIETY The Future of Innovation Opportunity and Social Equity in the Emerging Networked Economy

POWER CURVE SOCIETY  The Future of Innovation  Opportunity and Social Equity in the Emerging Networked Economy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Aspen CS Program
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 089843582X
ISBN 13: 9780898435825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

POWER CURVE SOCIETY The Future of Innovation Opportunity and Social Equity in the Emerging Networked Economy Book Review:

Internet and Society

Internet and Society
Author: Christian Fuchs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2007-12-12
ISBN 10: 1135898820
ISBN 13: 9781135898823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet and Society Book Review:

In 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.

E Politics and Organizational Implications of the Internet Power Influence and Social Change

E Politics and Organizational Implications of the Internet  Power  Influence  and Social Change
Author: Romm Livermore, Celia
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2012-04-30
ISBN 10: 1466609672
ISBN 13: 9781466609679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E Politics and Organizational Implications of the Internet Power Influence and Social Change Book Review:

"This book charts this influence and describes the unique effect electronic communication has on organizations, communities, nations, and cultures"--Provided by publisher.

The Power of the Internet in China

The Power of the Internet in China
Author: Guobin Yang
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-06-26
ISBN 10: 0231513143
ISBN 13: 9780231513142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of the Internet in China Book Review:

Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has revolutionized popular expression in China, enabling users to organize, protest, and influence public opinion in unprecedented ways. Guobin Yang's pioneering study maps an innovative range of contentious forms and practices linked to Chinese cyberspace, delineating a nuanced and dynamic image of the Chinese Internet as an arena for creativity, community, conflict, and control. Like many other contemporary protest forms in China and the world, Yang argues, Chinese online activism derives its methods and vitality from multiple and intersecting forces, and state efforts to constrain it have only led to more creative acts of subversion. Transnationalism and the tradition of protest in China's incipient civil society provide cultural and social resources to online activism. Even Internet businesses have encouraged contentious activities, generating an unusual synergy between commerce and activism. Yang's book weaves these strands together to create a vivid story of immense social change, indicating a new era of informational politics.

The Immersive Internet

The Immersive Internet
Author: R. Teigland,D. Power
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN 10: 1137283025
ISBN 13: 9781137283023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immersive Internet Book Review:

Collecting short thought pieces by some of the leading thinkers on the emerging 'Immersive Internet', Power and Teigland's book questions what a more immersive and intimate internet – based on social media, augmented reality, virtual worlds, online games, 3D internet and beyond – might mean for society and for each of us.

Building the Knowledge Society on the Internet Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments

Building the Knowledge Society on the Internet  Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments
Author: Bolisani, Ettore
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN 10: 1599048183
ISBN 13: 9781599048185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building the Knowledge Society on the Internet Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments Book Review:

"In today's networked societies, a key factor of the social and economic success is the capability to exchange, transfer, and share knowledge. This book provides research on the topic providing a foundation of an emerging and multidisciplinary field"--Provided by publisher.

Social Information Technology Connecting Society and Cultural Issues

Social Information Technology  Connecting Society and Cultural Issues
Author: Kidd, Terry T.,Chen, Irene
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2008-04-30
ISBN 10: 1599047764
ISBN 13: 9781599047768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Information Technology Connecting Society and Cultural Issues Book Review:

"This book provides a source for definitions, antecedents, and consequences of social informatics and the cultural aspect of technology. It addresses cultural/societal issues in social informatics technology and society, the Digital Divide, government and technology law, information security and privacy, cyber ethics, technology ethics, and the future of social informatics and technology"--Provided by publisher.

Language Society and Power

Language  Society and Power
Author: Annabelle Mooney,Betsy Evans
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2015-02-20
ISBN 10: 1317558235
ISBN 13: 9781317558231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language Society and Power Book Review:

Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text to studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It considers whether representations of people and their language matter, explores how identity is constructed and performed, and considers the creative potential of language in the media, politics and everyday talk. This fourth edition has been completely revised to include recent developments in theory and research and offers the following features: A range of new and engaging international examples drawn from everyday life – including material from social media and newspapers, cartoons, YouTube and television. Two new chapters which cover Linguistic Landscapes, including signs, graffiti and the internet; and Global Englishes, exploring variation in and attitudes to English around the world Updated and expanded student research projects and further reading sections for each chapter Brand new companion website that includes video and audio clips, links to articles and further reading for students and professors. Language, Society and Power is a must-read for students of English language and linguistics, media, communication, cultural studies, sociology and psychology.

The Internet and Society

The Internet and Society
Author: Bernadette Hlubik Schell
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1598840312
ISBN 13: 9781598840315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internet and Society Book Review:

An examination of the social impact of the Internet, this volume explores political, social, technical, legal, and economic controversies in a manner accessible to the general reader. * A glossary of key terms, such as algorithm, ARPAnet, Hyper Text Markup Language, identity theft, Internet protocol, malicious mode, and Moore's law, helps readers find their bearings in the high-tech world of the Internet * Bibliographical sketches of 20 key personalities—both positive and negative—in Internet history bring this high-tech story to life

Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy

Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy
Author: Benjamin Farrand
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2014-02-24
ISBN 10: 1136004084
ISBN 13: 9781136004087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy Book Review:

In this book, Benjamin Farrand employs an interdisciplinary approach that combines legal analysis with political theory to explore the development of copyright law in the EU. Farrand utilises Foucault’s concept of Networks of Power and Culpepper’s Quiet Politics to assess the adoption and enforcement of copyright law in the EU, including the role of industry representative, cross-border licensing, and judicial approaches to territorial restrictions. Focusing in particular on legislative initiatives concerning copyright, digital music and the internet, Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy: Political Salience, Expertise and the Legislative Process demonstrates the connection between copyright law and complex network relationships. This book presents an original socio-political theoretical framework for assessing developments in copyright law that will interest researchers and post-graduate students of law and politics, as well as those more particularly concerned with political theory, EU and copyright law.

Civil Society and the Internet in Japan

Civil Society and the Internet in Japan
Author: Isa Ducke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-03-06
ISBN 10: 1134113447
ISBN 13: 9781134113446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Society and the Internet in Japan Book Review:

Using case studies, interviews, and empirical sources, this book analyzes the strategies and impact of Internet use by civil society actors and asks how useful it is for their work – does the availability of Internet tools change the way citizens’ groups work, does it influence their effectiveness, and does it do so differently in Japan from other countries? Four fascinating studies take a closer look at the role of the Internet during the history textbook controversy; strategies of small citizen's groups; comparisons between internet use in Japan, Korea and Germany; and how the internet is used as a platform to discuss the dispatch of Japanese troops in Iraq. Isa Ducke has produced an original work that will be of interest to students and scholars of Japanese politics, media and information technology and civil society.