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1st Edition

By Lorenzo Cantoni, Stefano Tardini


240 pages

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From music to gaming, information gathering to eLearning; eCommerce to eGovernment, Lorenzo Cantoni and Stefano Tardini's absorbing introduction considers the internet as a communication technology; the opportunities it affords us, the limitations it imposes and the functions it allows.

Internet explores:

  • the political economy of the internet
  • hypertext
  • computer mediated communication
  • websites as communication
  • conceptualizing users of the internet
  • internet communities and practices.

Perfect for students studying this modern phenomenon, and a veritable e-feast for all cyber junkies.

Table of Contents

1. The Political Economy of the Internet 2. Computer Mediated Communication: Features and Technologies 3. Hypertext 4. Websites as Communication 5. Conceptualising Users of the Internet: Traces and Search Engines 6. Internet: Communities and Practices

About the Series

Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Internet / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies