What does it mean to live in the Communication Age? What has happened to culture in the Communication Age? What is the nature of culture today?
Culture in the Communication Age brings together some of the world's leading thinkers from a range of academic disciplines to discuss what 'culture' means in the modern era. They describe key features of cultural life in the 'communication age', and consider the cultural implications of the rise of global communication, mass media, information technology, and popular culture. Individual chapters consider:
* Cultures of the mind * Rethinking culture in a global context * Re-thinking Culture, from 'ways of life' to 'lifestyle' * Gender and Culture * Popular Culture and Media Spectacles * Visual Culture * Star Culture * Computers, the Internet and Virtual Cultures * Superculture in the Communication Age
James Lull is Professor of Communication Studies at San Jose State University, California, and Adjust Research Professor at the University of Colina, Mexico. He is author or editor of ten books, including Media, Communication Culture: A Global Approach, Media Scandals, China Turned On and Inside Family Viewing.