Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies

1st Edition

Christian Fuchs

Routledge
Published April 16, 2012
Reference - 400 Pages - 62 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415628211 - CAT# Y138900
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $57.95

USD$46.36

SAVE ~$11.59

Currently out of stock
Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies lays down foundations for the analysis of media, information, and information technology in 21st century information society, as well as introducing the theoretical and empirical tools necessary for the critical study of media and information. Christian Fuchs shows the role classical critical theory can play for analyzing the information society and the information economy, as well as analyzing the role of the media and the information economy in economic development, the new imperialism, and the new economic crisis. The book critically discusses transformations of the Internet (‘web 2.0’), introduces the notion of alternative media as critical media, and shows the critical role media and information technology can play in contemporary society. 

This book provides an excellent introduction to the study of media, information technology, and information society, making it a valuable reference tool for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of subjects such as Media Studies, Sociology of Media, Social Theory, and New Media.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title