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Mansell, Robin
Imagining the Internet : communication, innovation, and governance / Robin Mansell
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HM851 .M362 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Information society
Internet -- Social aspects
Internet -- Government policy
Internet -- Law and legislation
Internet -- Management
Physical Description xviii, 289 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-281) and index
Contents Ch. 1: Introduction -- Ch. 2: Fast forwarding through the information society -- Ch. 3: Social imaginaries of the information society -- Ch. 4: Communication, complexity, and paradox -- Ch. 5: Communication systems in everyday life -- Ch. 6: Emergence and communication systems -- Ch. 7: Political firestorms in communication policy -- Ch. 8: Conclusion
Note "This book is for students of the past, present, and future communication system. It is for people in policy, business, and civil society who want to influence change in this system and also for people who are largely unaware that what they do every day is changing this system. I examine some of the causes and consequences of innovations in the modern digital communication system. These have been at the centre of my interest in social transformation for a long time. Investigations of what has come to be known as the information society normally are conducted within disciplinary boundaries in the humanities, social sciences, or natural and physical sciences. In this book, I cross these boundaries, something I have been encouraged to do throughout my career"--Preface, p. [vii]

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