Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781787351233 Published March 2018 For sale in North America only
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781787351240 Published March 2018 For sale in North America only

Social Theory After the Internet

Media, Technology, and Globalization

Ralph Schroeder

Social Theory After the Internet

Ralph Schroeder

Distributed for UCL Press

220 pages | 2 illustrations | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2018
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781787351233 Published March 2018 For sale in North America only
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781787351240 Published March 2018 For sale in North America only

The internet has fundamentally transformed society in the past twenty-five years, yet existing theories of communication have not kept pace with the digital world. This book focuses on everyday effects of the internet—including information-seeking, big data, and the growing importance of smartphone use—to explain how the internet surpasses traditional media. Synthesizing global perspectives, Ralph Schroeder posits a theory on the internet’s role, and how both technological and social forces shape its significance.

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