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- DescriptionThis textbook examines the Internet as a communication system - the single most pervasive, involving, and global communication system ever created by human beings, with a host of political, ecomic, cognitive, and sociocultural implications. The Internet crosses all cultural boundaries and is the fastest growing global communication system ever witnessed. The text explores the ways in which the techlogy of the Internet, beyond its specific content, possesses its own message-generating capabilities that dramatically and decisively affect its users. Focusing on the power of media theories, the text explains, describes, interprets, and evaluates the Internet in insightful, useful, and thoughtful ways. The concepts, processes, functions, and outcomes of the Internet as a global communication techlogy are used as a way of testing the validity and reliability of media theories, and media theories are used as a way of identifying the powers and limitations of the Internet as a communication system. An overview of the Internet's past and anticipated future is provided.
- Author BiographyJames W. Chesebro (PhD, University of Minnesota) is retired Distinguished Professor of Telecommunications and Director of the Graduate Program in the Department of Telecommunications at Ball State University. He has published 9 books and over 100 journal articles and served as president of national and regional communication associations. David T. McMahan's (PhD, University of Iowa) research and teachings encompass relationships, technology, and media. He is the coauthor of The Basics of Communication: A Relational Perspective and Communication in Everyday Life. He is the incoming president of Central States Communication Association. Preston C. Russett (MA, Ball State University) is a freelance culture jammer and cyborg anthropologist. He has a growing catalog of publications and short films exploring the effects of media and digital technologies on such notions as privacy.
- Author(s)David T. McMahan,James W. Chesebro,Preston C. Russett
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication27/11/2014
- SubjectUsage & Writing Guides
- Series TitleDigital Formations
- Series Part/Volume Number86
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2014
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight590 g
- Width150 mm
- Height225 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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